Douc langur

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Douc langur

Order : Primates
Family : Cercopithecidae
Subfamily : Colobinae
Species : Pygathrix nemaeus


Keywords: red , white , black , blue , tail , diurnal

The Douc langur, douc monkey, douc, red-shanked douc langur is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
Some facts about the
Douc langur

Adult weight : 9.72 kg (21.384 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 26 years

Female maturity :1460 days

Gestation : 171 days

Weaning : 330 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.394 kg (0.8668 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the douc langur

The Douc Langur is shy and likes to lounge in the trees after eating.

The douc langur is the brightest colored member of the langur family, and perhaps the most colorful of all mammals.

THE red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) is a large leaf- eating monkey found only in Indochina - in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

True to the region in which they live, Douc Langurs are distinguished by their slanted ,"mongoloid" eyes.

Douc langurs are mostly found in tropical rainforest and monsoon forest (both primary and secondary forest). (Full text)

Once thought to be rare, douc langurs are now known to be large in numbers and quite widespread, living in a variety of habitats. (Full text)

Douc langurs are found most frequently in primary evergreen forests of Vietnam and Laos. (Full text)

The standard description of the red shanked douc langur is as follows. (Full text)

Douc langurs are found in Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (Full text)

The beautiful red-shanked douc langur is only found in north and central Vietnam and Laos. (Full text)

Left: Red-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) is a handsome, yet Endangered Asian colobine monkey found in south central Viet Nam and parts of neighboring Laos. (Full text)

- That Douc langurs are leaf-eating monkeys with long intestines and very large (Full text)

Once thought to be rare, Douc Langurs are now known to be large in numbers and quite widespread, living in a variety of habitats mostly found in Vietnam and Laos. (Full text)

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