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Hanuman Langur

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order : Primates
Family : Cercopithecidae
Genus : Semnopithecus
Zoological name : Semnopitheaus entellus
Found In : Bandhavgarh National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve in India

Hanuman Langur Physical appearance : Males are 51- 78 cm long and the females are 40 -68 cm long. They are usually gray in colour. They have long tail measuring up to 3 feet. Males weigh around 18 kg and the females weigh around 12 kg. They are basically characterized by black face and black hands. They have long strong limbs.

Species : Semnopithecus schistaceus, Semnopithecus ajax, Semnopithecus hector, Semnopithecus entellus, Semnopithecus hypoleucos, Semnopithecus dussumieri and Semnopithecus priam.

Presence in India : Hanuman Langurs are found in almost all the parts of India. They are easily spotted in the Bandhavgarh National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve

Habitat : Hanuman Langur prefers tropical, dry thorn shrub, pine and alpine forests as well as urban areas.

Diet : Hanuman Langurs are herbivorous. Their diet is composed of leaves, fruit, buds, flowers and roots.

Reproduction : The gestation period rests for 168 -200 days after which the females give birth one infant. The infant is weaned after 15 – 20 months. Young ones are dark brown in colour. Breading season varies with location. Female attain the sexual maturity at 3-4 years of age and the males at 4- 5 years of age.

Conservation status : IUCN classify Hanuman Langur as Lower risk.

Lifespan : Hanuman Langur lives up to 20 years of age.

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