Gee’s golden langur, Assam, India
Gee’s golden langur, Assam, India. Portrait of a beautiful golden langur sitting in a rubber tree. Assam, India.
Gee’s golden langur, Assam, India – A Rare and Endangered Species
Gee’s golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) is a unique and endangered old world monkey found only in a small region of Western Assam, India and the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. This charismatic and strikingly beautiful monkey is revered by the people of the region for its cultural and ecological significance.
Also known as the golden langur or simply the Gee’s langur, this species is distinguished from other primates by its long, golden hair and the black skin around its face. They are primarily arboreal, spending most of their time in the trees where they feed on leaves, fruit, and flowers.
Gee’s langur is found in a few isolated pockets of forest in Assam, which is one of the most biologically diverse regions in India. Unfortunately, these forests are under threat due to human activities such as logging, mining, and agriculture.
Conservation efforts are underway to protect the remaining populations of Gee’s golden langur. These efforts involve creating protected areas for the langur to live and ensuring that their habitats are preserved. Local communities are also being encouraged to participate in conservation efforts and to view the langur as a symbol of their cultural and ecological heritage.
Despite these challenges, the Gee’s langur remains a symbol of hope for the conservation of India’s rich biodiversity. By raising awareness about the langur and its unique place in the natural world, we can help to ensure that this iconic primate continues to thrive in the wild for generations to come.
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