Monday, October 14, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Toque Macaque - Yala National Park ~

Animal postcard nr 6 from Yala National Park...a funny looking monkey... Thanks sooo much Ravindra for this set of beautiful cards!!

 With many wonderful stamps:
 World Children's and Tourism Day Day 2013

The toque macaque is a reddish-brown-coloured and live only in Sri Lanka, where it is locally known as the rilewa or rilawa. It lives in troops, sometimes numbering up to 20, and has developed into three subspecies. Toque macaques are omnivores and like to eat fruit, seeds, nuts, mushrooms, tubers, invertebrates and occasionally animals, including reptiles and birds.Wild cats (leopards and fishing cats) and python snakes are the main predators of this species.

 Unfortunately, the toque macaque is endangered; their rainforest home is being cut down for logging and for farming.

1 comment:

  1. The postcard is wonderful - and I love the stamp set too.