Zoological name: Some well known species include the common
langur or hanuman (5emnopithecus entellus), the Malabar langur
(5. hypoleucos), the capped langur (5. pileatus), the golden langur
(5. gee) and the Nilgiri langur (5. jolmii).
Distribution: The above mentioned species are found in India and neighbouring countries.
Habitat: The main habitat is the forest. However, they also make their homes in cultivated areas, dry scrubs and human dwellings.
Physical feature: The common langur has a slender body. The crown of the head is devoid of a crest. The length of head and body is about 2 feet long and the tail is about 3 feet or more. Ears, face, soles of hands and feet are black in colour. The other features are stiff and projected hairs on the eyebrows, large salivary glands, absence of cheek pouches and complex sacculated stomach.