What do silver leaf langurs eat?

Silver leaf langurs can be distinguished from other langur species by the silver tips of their fur. Langurs are folivores, meaning the majority of their diet is leaves. Silver leaf langurs will also eat small amounts of fruits, seeds, flowers, shoots and buds.

What are silver langur unique adaptations?

Silvered leaf monkeys have adapted pointed cusps on portions of their teeth, known as transverse ridges, which are referred to as bilophodont.

How does a langur look like?

The gray, or Hanuman, langur (S. entellus) of the Indian subcontinent is almost black when newborn and gray, tan, or brown as an adult. Regarded as sacred in Hinduism, it spends a good deal of time on the ground and roams at will in villages and temples of India and Nepal, raiding crops and the stores of merchants.

Is langur the largest primate?

At 26.5 kg (58 lb), the heaviest langur ever recorded was a male Nepal gray langur. The larger gray langurs are rivals for the largest species of monkey found in Asia. The average weight of gray langurs is 18 kg (40 lb) in the males and 11 kg (24 lb) in the females.

Where does the silvery Lutung live?

The silvery lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus), also known as the silvered leaf monkey or the silvery langur, is an Old World monkey. It is arboreal, living in coastal, mangrove, and riverine forests in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo.

What do langur monkeys eat?

Mainly herbivores, their wide-ranging diet consists of leaves, shrubs, shoots, roots, fruit and seeds, to name a few! They also eat spider webs, termite mounds and insect larvae. Zoo keeper Jacob Winfield: “We give our langurs plenty of variety in their diet – they absolutely love sweet potato and beetroot.

What are special about langur?

Males are larger than females. Body of the langur is covered with long fur that can be silver, grey, brown, golden, red or black. Color of the fur provides a camouflage and it depends on their environment. Langurs are also known as “leaf-eating monkeys” because they feed mostly on the leaves.

What do langurs do?

Langurs are active during the day. They spend the night hidden high in the treetops, along with other members of the group, to avoid predators. Langurs live in smaller or bigger groups called “troops”. They usually consist of one male, few females and their offspring.

Can monkeys eat chocolate?

No, chocolate is toxic for monkeys as it is for many species.