Silver Langur close-up

Silver Langur - Labuk Bay 20091021 07

Scientific name: Trachypithecus cristatus

Malay name:  Lotong

The Silver Langur or Silvered Leaf Monkey is a colobine (leaf-eating monkey) found in Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. Its preferred habitat is coastal, mangrove and riverine forests. Its name refers to its fur colour, although infants are a contrasting bright orange.

In Borneo, the silver langur can be seen at Bako National Park, Kinabatangan River, Garama River and various other places. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary has a group of silver langurs that has gotten quite used to humans and mingle among tourists during feeding time.

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