Himalayan Gray Langur

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    • According to  a study published in  Journal of Threatened Taxa,differing elevations of habitation make one group of Himalayan Gray Langur prefer fruits and another group relish flowers.

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    About Himalayan Gray Langur

    • The Himalayan Gray Langur or the Chamba Sacred Langur ( Semnopithecus ajax) is a colobine, meaning leaf-eating monkey. 
    • It is considered an endangered species globally as its population is estimated to be less than 1,500 mature individuals in 15-20 groups.
    • It was once considered a subspecies of the Semnopithecus entellus, commonly known as the Bengal Sacred Langur or Hanuman Langur, but it was separated as a species in 2005.

    Do you Know ?

    • Langurs are an important species as they occupy a key position in the food chains of many forest ecosystems.
    •  In India, most langurs come under the genus Semnopithecus.

    Source:TH