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Gee's Golden Langur
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[Photo] The Golden Langur has been declared an endangered species. I found these langurs on the island of Umananda, in the Brahmaputra river next to the bustling city of Guwahati, Assam. Their striking color and long tails make them quite attractive, and visitors to the island's temple are happy to indulge them with biscuits and cake. 10:28, 3 September 2006 by Doniv79 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Doniv79
Gee's Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei) or simply the Golden Langur is an Old World monkey found primarily in the foothills of the Himalayas along the Assam Bhutan border. Although considered sacred for long by many Himalayan peoples, the Golden Langur was brought to the attention of science by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s.
The Golden Langur is known for its rich golden to bright creamish hair, a black face and a very long tail measuring up to 50 cm in length. For the most part, the langur is confined to high trees where its long tail serves as a balancer when it leaps across branches. During the rainy season it obtains water from dew and rain drenched leaves. Its diet is herbivorous, consisting of ripe and unripe fruits, mature and young leaves, seeds, buds and flowers. It generally lives in troops of about 8 (but sometimes up to 50) with several females to each adult male. The Golden Langur is currently endangered, the total population being about 10,000, with the relative dearth of infants and juveniles indicating a declining population and the habitat being degraded by human activity.
There are two recognized subspecies of this lutung:
Trachypithecus geei geei
Trachypithecus geei bhutanensis
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