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50) Leaf-eating monkeys also live in India and southeast Asia. This species, the sacred langur of India spends a lot of time on the ground. Most leaf-eating monkeys spend their day in trees, feeding on fruits, flowers, and seeds as well as leaves. Newborn babies of all langur species are different in color from adults. Infants attract the attention of all adult females in a group; they may be carried by a female other than their mother. Two adult langurs sitting in a tree. The pale gray mother in front holds a brown infant.
Notes: Two adult langurs sitting in a tree. The pale gray mother in front holds a brown infant.
Scientific name: Presbytis entellus
langur -- LANG-grr
Member of the leaf-eating monkey group
Some other mother-infant color combinations found in the langurs include the black adult/apricot infant of the dusky leaf monkey (P. obscura) and the red adult/white infant of the banded leaf monkey (P. melalophos).
Photo © by: Courtesy WRPRC AV Archive

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