Hanuman Langur

Hanuman Langur (or Grey Langur)

Scientific Name

Semnopithecus entellus

Range

Western Bangladesh and eastern India

Habitats

Forest

What do they eat?

Mainly herbivore; leaves, fruit

Status

Least concern. India has laws prohibiting the capturing or killing of langurs.

Conservation Threats

Kept as pets, used for food or medicine

Fun Facts
  • These langurs are considered sacred in the Hindu religion.
  • Hanuman langurs have powerful hind legs that make them capable of leaping 15 feet.
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