The Hanuman Langur is grey washed with buff or silvery shades. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs. They are. Hanuman Langur (or Grey Langur). Scientific Name. Semnopithecus entellus. Range. Western Bangladesh and eastern India. Habitats. Forest. What do they eat. Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent.

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When langurs mate, they are sometimes disrupted by other group members.

Gray langurs move primarily in a quadrupedal fashion both terrestrially and arboreallyabout half of the time in each mode Ripley ; Sugiyama ; Vogel Further, nymphs of the insect Leptocoris augur may rely on langurs to crack the hard outer casings of preferred fruits and congregate below langur feeding locations to feed Newton Most infanticidal langurs are males that have recently immigrated to a group and driven out the prior male.

Over their distribution, gray langurs have variable diets by location, habitat type, as well as season and receive differing levels of provisioning hanman humans.

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They will also groom each other regardless of their rank. Semnopithecus schistaceus Semnopithecus ajax Semnopithecus hector Semnopithecus entellus Semnopithecus hypoleucos Semnopithecus dussumieri Semnopithecus priam Semnopithecus vetulus. Nurturing respect and appreciation for the natural world.


These langurs are largely gray some more yellowishwith a black face and ears. The Hanuman langur can be found in both moist deciduous forests and oak forests in high altitudes.

Among the species, S. Retrieved from ” https: In multiple-male groups, the highest-ranking male fathers most of the hanmuan, followed by the next-ranking males and even outside males will father young.

Hanuman langur

Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Gestation lasts days.

Other threats include open cast mining, fire damage, grazing, ground litter removal, and non-timber forest products including wood for fuel, fodder, fruits, gums, seeds, and medicinal plants.

This makes the females come into oestrus quicker, so the new leaders can start to father their own offspring. Habitat They favour open woodland rather than dense forest, where they can climb and walk along the branches. Gray Langurs Or Hanuman Langurs.

All-male groups tend to be the smallest of the groups and can consist of adults, sub-adults, and juveniles. Gray langurs are recorded to make a number of vocalizations. Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: Externally the various llangur mainly differ in the darkness of the hands and feet, the overall hnauman and the presence or absence of a crest. The body is mid-sized for a gray langur Brandon-Jones When resting in trees, they generally prefer the highest branches.

Gray langur

Other population have seasonal reproduction. They will also make bipedal hops, climbing and descending supports with the body upright, and leaps. At this highly seasonal location, low-abundance winter December-March foods include leaf buds, ripe fruit, and the fallback food of evergreen mature leaves.


Most births occur during the night. They will mate both polygynously and polygamously. Also known as the gray or common langur, this species is named after the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, and is llangur as sacred in India.

In areas with lots of food, hanuman langurs live in groups that may include a number of adult hanumab as well as females and young, but in areas with less food, such as certain mountain habitats, there is only one adult male per group. Langurs are weaned by 13 months.

Gray langurs or Hanuman langurs | Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Langurs langjr the southern part of their range are smaller than those from the north. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. Some populations have only multiple-male groups as mixed sex groups, while others have only one-male groups as mixed sexed groups. Gray langurs are diurnal. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs.