Monday, March 21, 2016

MALAYSIA ~Silver Leaf Langur - Borneo ~

...More cute mother and baby monkey theme today ღ... unfortunately as so many animals also listed as Endangered due to disappearance of suitable lowland habitat (especially for oil palm plantations) and forest fires....with great matching Year of the Monkey stamp and special cancellation...Thanks a lot Erica!!

The  silvered leaf monkey or the silvery langur, is an Old World monkey. It is arboreal, living in coastal, mangrove, and riverine forests in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo.

Langur monkeys are also known as the ‘leaf monkeys’ in light of the fact that they feed mainly on leaves. They are also known for eating fruits, grass, and flowers.

 Langurs, which have black fur with silvered tips as adults, are born with bright orange fur.

Photo: S C Chee
published by The Farmers' Brand Sdn. Bhd.


The Year of the Monkey -  ‘Primates of Malaysia Series 2’
( Issued 22-01-2016)

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