have many predators in the study area.
Opposite the guardhouse, on the far side of the lake the troops of gibbons, macaques and black-shanked douc langurs
howl to greet the morning.
In India, hanuman langurs
are revered by devout Hindus - indeed, the species takes its name from the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, dedicated servant of the mythical King Rama.
For example, male lions and langurs
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The environment ministry had earlier objected on deploying langurs
, terming it a violation of animal rights.
At dawn, our guide took us out in the kayaks to watch spectacled langurs
and white-handed gibbons cavorting in the trees.
Seven species of non-human primates including stump-tailed macaque and Slow Loris, Hoolok Gibbons, Carped Langurs
, Assamese Macaques and Rhesus Macaques.
On the way, there are chances of spotting langurs
, spotted deer and, if you are lucky as we were, even wild elephants.
BRAINTEASERS ANSWERS 1 Macaques, langurs
, capuchins etc.
I've not seen any langurs
yet - brought in to scare away other monkeys - but we have a guy from the Metropolitan Police and armed Indian soldiers patrolling the village.
They trained 40 youths to pose as langurs
and screech; they even got two guns at the cost of ` 50,000 for firing rubber bullets.
Everybody seems to be having a loving, tender time: the passionate monkeys dallying in the sweet-smelling gardens of vacant cottages; the amorous langurs
at the golf course; playful butterflies flitting on rhododendron shrubs; ladybirds kissing daisies; thrushes perched on chestnut trees whistling songs and pecking their mates; and mule-mounted honeymooning couples dreamily riding through alpine meadows.