Borneo Monkeys & Apes

    Borneo Monkeys

    Borneo is the third-largest island in the world after New Guinea (the second largest) and Greenland (the first largest island). Being at the heart of Maritime Southeast Asia, Borneo hosts many types of monkeys. This beautiful island is owned by three Asian countries: Brunei, Sarawak, and Indonesia.

    Abbott’s Gray Gibbon, Bangka Slow Loris, Black-crested Sumatran Langur, Bornean White-bearded Gibbon, Proboscis Monkey, Silvered Langur, and Western Tarsier are a few of the monkey species endemic to Borneo island.

    Borneo Monkeys and Apes

    Let us explore all Borneo monkeys here.

    Black-Crested Sumatran Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis melalophos
    Native Countries: Indonesia,Borneo
    The black-crested Sumatran langur (Presbytis melalophos), also called the Mitred leaf monkey, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The black-crested Sumatran langur, Raffles' banded langur, Sarawak surili, and black-and-white langur were formerly considered subspecies of Presbytis melalophos.

    Bornean Orangutan

    Species Name: Pongo pygmaeus
    Native Countries: Indonesia,China
    The Bornean orangutan is native to the Borneo Island. Along with Pongo abelii (the Sumatran orangutan) and Pongo tapanuliensis (the Tapanuli orangutan), it belongs to the only genus of great apes endemic to Asia.

    Bornean White-Bearded Gibbon

    Species Name: Hylobates albibarbis
    Native Countries: Borneo
    The Bornean white-bearded gibbon also called the southern gibbon, or Bornean agile gibbon, is a species of gibbon native to southern Borneo. Bornean white-bearded gibbons are diurnal and arboreal species. During the day, they roam the forest for food and participate in social activities.

    Eastern Gray Gibbon

    Species Name: Hylobates funereus
    Native Countries: Borneo
    The eastern gray gibbon also known as the northern gray gibbon is a primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. Eastern gray gibbons have light brown fur that fades to black on the face, chest, and inner arms, with a white border around the face.

    Hose’s Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis hosei
    Native Countries: Borneo,Indonesia,Malaysia
    The Hose's langur (Presbytis hosei) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family native to the island of Borneo, which includes Brunei, Kalimantan (Indonesia), and eastern Malaysia. The species was first identified in 1985 in Sangkulirang Peninsula and Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    Maroon Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis rubicunda
    Native Countries: Indonesia,Malaysia,Borneo
    Endemic to the jungles of Borneo in Indonesia and Malaysia, red leaf monkeys get their name from their shaggy reddish-maroon fur. They are also known as maroon-leaf monkeys and maroon langurs.

    Proboscis Monkey

    Species Name: Nasalis larvatus
    Native Countries: Borneo
    The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is an Old World arboreal species with an unusually large nose, reddish-brown skin color, and a long tail. The proboscis monkey is a large species and one of the largest old-world monkey species native to Asia.

    Silvered Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus cristatus
    Native Countries: Malaysia,Sumatra,Borneo
    The silvery Lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus), also called the silvery langur or silvered leaf monkey is an Old-World monkey. Silvery Lutungs primarily live in trees.


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