TERAI LANGUR/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: Medium-sized, crestless race, greyish brown on the back , buff–white/pale grey venter. Like all Himalayan langurs, it has a forward looped tail. Distinctive grey moustache on a black face and uniformly pale grey hands.

BEHAVIOUR: This and other grey langurs are known for their unique association in the forest with the Chital or Spotted Deer, each warning the other of the approach of predators and the Chital eating food dropped by langurs from trees.

DISTRIBUTION: Terai of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

HABITAT: Sal-dominated deciduous forests of the Terai.

Size: 55–75 cm 

Wt: 9–11 kg 

IUCN Status: Near Threatened


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