|Habitat||: Tropical rainforest, artificial or terrestrial|
|Diet||: Fruit, seeds, leaves & flowers, shoots|
|Geographical range||: Malay Peninsula, Myanmar & Thailand|
|Average life |
|: 15 years|
|Active hours||: Diurnal|
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE DUSKY LEAF MONKEY
“Langur”, was originated from a Hindu term, meaning “long-tailed”. They certainly own this name as their tail length ranges from 50-85 cm, longer than its body! This primate has another unique appearance. In its dark gray body fur, there are white-colored fur patches surrounding its eyes and mouth, like a pair of eyeglasses!
Baby dusky langurs are born with bright orange fur with a slightly pinkish face. During the early 6 months, the color of the fur changes from orange to grey/brownish.
1. Long tails, adapted for balancing purposes
2. White patches around their eyes, resembles
a pair of eyeglasses
3. Dark gray body fur with buffy white hair crowns
4. Creamy patch on its mouth
5. Presence of opposable thumbs to hold
or grasp (just like humans!)
Dusky langurs are usually found in tropical rainforest with Dipterocarp trees. They also inhabit coastal forests, riparian forests, botanical gardens, national parks, and even urban areas. The dusky langurs are native species in southern Myanmar, parts of Thailand & Peninsular Malaysia (including islands). In Malaysia, Dusky Langurs occur in islands of Langkawi, Penang, and Perhentian Besar.