Gee's Golden Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Trachypithecus Trachypithecus geei
Gee's Golden Langur
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Name: Gee’s Golden Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1956
  • Monkey Size: 120 to 175 cm (47.24 to 68.90 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Golden to creamy white
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest, savanna or grassland
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: India

Gee’s Golden Langur Distribution

Gee’s Golden Langur Characteristics

Gee's Golden Langur

Gee’s golden langur[1], also known simply as the golden langur, is an Old-World primate found in a small area of ​​western Assam, India, and in the nearby foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan.

Gee's Golden Langur on tree branch

  • Long-limbed and slender, the golden langur gets its name from the beautiful colors of its coat: a stunning golden white to creamy white that turns red and darker in winter.
  • As conspicuous as the golden fur is, it also highlights the black, almost hairless face, framed by a fringe of golden mane-like hair.
  • The researchers note that the southern golden langur may have a more even coat than its northern cousin, and babies may be apricot or gray to orange-brown at birth.

Gee's Golden Langur

What Eats Gee’s Golden Langurs?

What Eats Gees Golden Langur? Asiatic Wild Dogs

In the wild, Asiatic Wild Dogs (Cuon alpinus) and Leopards (Panthera pardus) predate Gee’s Golden Langurs[§].

Gee’s Golden Langur Facts

Gee's Golden Langur

  • Gee’s golden langur was officially discovered in 1953 by Edward Pritchard Gee, an amateur naturalist and tea planter in Assam, India. The monkey is named in honor of Mr. Gee.
  • Unlike Hanuman’s langurs, who aren’t afraid to live among humans, Gee’s golden langur tends to be a shy species that avoid humans.
  • They seem to move in small groups of 2 to 12 individuals, consisting of 1 or 2 mature males and several females with their young.
  • They spend most of their time browsing in the treetops; they move quadrupedally to descend from trees, land, jump, or climb large branches.
  • Gee’s golden langurs employ social grooming to strengthen bonds between members of their troop.

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Key References
  • [1]“ADW: Trachypithecus geei: INFORMATION”. Accessed September 04, 2022. Link.
  • [§] – Middleton, O.S, Svensson, H, Scharlemann, J.P.W, Faurby, S, Sandom, C.J. CarniDIET 1.0: A database of terrestrial carnivorous mammal diets. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13296. Craig, Christie A., Eleanor I. Brassine, and Daniel M. Parker. “A record of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) diet in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.” African Journal of Ecology 55.4 (2017): 697-700.

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