Red-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus)

Interesting :

Douc langur has a very distinctive color. It is the most beautiful langur in the world. There are 5 different colors shading across its body. Its head is gray in color. The color of the center of its forehead is black-gray to maroon shade. Its beard, tail, and bottom are white in color. Its face is yellow in color. Male douc langur is twice bigger than female. Male has two white hair tufts at its rump but female does not have. It likes to rest after eating. It is quite difficult to be raise. Newborn is gold in color like any other langurs.

Habitat :

It is found in Lao and Northern Vietnam.

Food :

It eats leafs and treetops like any other langurs.

Behavior :

Douc langur is taciturn and likes to stay in a group.

Current Status :


Reproductive :

There is no certain mating behavior. Gestation period is around 196 days. One litter contains only one young.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017