Langurs in India

by Rebecca on October 3, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Animal Stories,Animals in the News

A langur, one of several larger and fiercer kind of trained monkeys to be deployed outside Commonwealth Games venues to keep wild monkeys away, is seen outside the National Stadium in New Delhi, India, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Langurs are a common type on monkey in south Asia, and because they are large and fierce they are often used in India to keep other monkeys in check in public places.

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130210670

 

Overlooking Ramtek in Maharashtra, western India, Hanuman langurs find the highest point from which to admire the sunset. Squeezed out of their forest homes by deforestation and the spread of human habitation, Hanuman langurs have become part of urban life in many parts of India.

Sunset moment by Olivier Puccia (France). Category: Urban Wildlife - Highly Commended. Overlooking Ramtek in Maharashtra, western India, Hanuman langurs find the highest point from which to admire the sunset. Squeezed out of their forest homes by deforestation and the spread of human habitation, Hanuman langurs have become part of urban life in many parts of India

Picture: Olivier Puccia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8036907/Veolia-Environnement-Wildlife-Photographer-of-the-Year-2010-highly-commended-images.html?image=3


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