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langur:

see monkeymonkey,
any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
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The lion cub (Panthera Leo) and three langurs (Trachypithecus Poliocephalus)-two adults and a juvenile- were recovered from the vehicle, officials said.
But despite the blandishments in that government-issued invitation to the park we'd received, there are no more Delacour's langurs in these forests, nor any other kind.
The langurs, according to locals, seen in Khara and Vadana villages, have migrated from Indian side, where these are also called Hanuman langurs, and considered sacred.
These markers have also been used for genetic studies in different taxa of primates including langurs (Ding et al., 2000; Arif and Khan, 2009).
It remains unclear as to what species of langur was killed and eaten by the men, but it is believed that the Cat Ba langur is among the rarest primates in the world 6 with a population size estimated at less than 70 (https://www.catbalangur.org/Langur.htm) individuals . The Endangered Primate Rescue Centre at Cuc Phuong National Park is the only facility housing captive Cat Ba langurs.
Several years ago, it brought in larger, black-faced langurs, feared by the macaques, to patrol key areas but that stopped after it became illegal to keep langurs in captivity.
As my car approached the Gurgaon Aravalli road, hundreds of monkeys and langurs appeared from the adjoining wooded area, as if on cue.
"The arrival of Huadian is not only a great cause for celebration for Belfast Zoo but also on a much larger scale." Francois langurs are born with ginger fur but as they mature their colour changes to black with white sideburns.
While in the area, visitors can see rhinos, a raccoon dog called a Tanuki, red pandas, Indian rhinos, the new langurs, and the Asian elephants.
But angry doctors say the wildlife protection and animal cruelty Acts stop them from hiring langurs or beating the monkeys as people make videos and complain to Gandhi.