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The Hanuman Langur is grey washed with buff or silvery shades. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs. They are. Hanuman Langur (or Grey Langur). Scientific Name. Semnopithecus entellus. Range. Western Bangladesh and eastern India. Habitats. Forest. What do they eat. Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent.

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hnauman Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Init was proposed that seven species should be recognized, with the majority considered monotypic. Traditionally, only Semnopithecus entellus was recognized as a species, the remainder all being treated as subspecies. Langurs can be found near roads and can become victims of automobile accidents.

Hanuman Langur

The gray langur is sometimes referred to as the Hanuman langur, named after the monkey-god Hanuman. Very rarely it will eat insects. Female grey langurs show no external sign that they are in a reproductive state.

Gray langurs move primarily in a quadrupedal fashion both terrestrially and arboreallyabout half of the time in each mode Ripley ; Sugiyama ; Vogel Madras gray langur, tufted gray langur; S.

Colouration Hanuman langurs are mainly grey, with a black face, feet and hands. However, some religious groups use langurs as food and medicine, and parts of gray langurs are sometimes kept as amulets for good luck.


They live in densely populated cities like Jodhpur, which has over a million inhabitants. Gray langurs are recorded to make a number of vocalizations. Our females share a unique bond and have lived together for most of their lives. Most births occur during the languur. Use of non-human primates in biomedical research. Himalayan gray langurs in Nepal spent their time feeding Himalayan populations experience strong seasonality in their habitat between cold winters temperatures can fall as low as In one study, the consumption of insects approached almost a quarter of feeding time at the beginning of the yearly monsoon at a study site in central India Newton Some evidence suggests that multi-male groups are temporary and exist only in the transition period following a takeover during the mating season and soon split into uni-male and all-male groups.

In some areas, reproduction is year-around. Hanyman natural habitat of gray langurs is threatened by encroachment and plantation and slash-and-burn agriculture.

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John Oates Himalayan populations experience strong seasonality in their habitat between cold winters temperatures can fall as low as Follow us on social media.

In addition, there is variation in the degree of sexual dimorphismwith some species showing profoundly larger males than females, while others show only nominal differences Groves Alloparenting occurs among langurs, starting when the infants reach langgur years of age.

Female memberships are also stable, but less so in larger groups. At this highly seasonal location, low-abundance winter December-March foods include leaf buds, ripe fruit, and the fallback food of evergreen mature leaves.

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It has also been suggested hanumann Semnopithecus priam thersites is worthy of treatment as a species rather than a subspecies, but at present this is based on limited evidence. Higher ranking females are more reproductively successful than lower ranking ones. We’ve also been growing flowers especially for them to eat.

They possibly occur in Afghanistan. The youngest females rank highest and they drop in rank as they age.

Where they live Bhutan, northern India and Nepal Threats The Hanuman langur faces a number of threats lqngur activities such as mining and firewood collection, as well as habitat loss and urbanisation. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs.

When langurs mate, they are sometimes harassed by other group members.

During spring April-May food includes largely deciduous young leaves and bark. The rate of male replacement can occur quickly or lwngur depending on the group.

When resting in trees, they generally prefer the highest branches. Life for the young in a troop is hazardous. If maintaining the two as separate monophyletic genera, the purple-faced langur and Nilgiri langur belong in Semnopithecus instead of the usual Trachypithecus.