- Common Names: Maroon Langur, Red-leaf Monkey, Maroon-leaf Monkey
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1838
- Monkey Size: 40.6 to 56 cm (16 to 22.05 in)
- Skin Color(s): Reddish- maroon
- Habitat: Forest, rainforest
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Native Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia
Maroon Langur Distribution
Maroon Langur Characteristics
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.
- The color of their fur is reddish maroon all over their body and tail.
- Their facial skin is gray to bluish, and their lower lips are pale. They have broad, dark-colored faces with large, expressive eyes.
- They weigh between 13 and 14 pounds on average. Babies are cream to light brown.
Maroon Langur Facts
- These charismatic Old World primates live in groups of 2-13 individuals, led by a dominant male, and spend most of their time in trees.
- Red Leaf Monkeys are territorial and will challenge any intruder within their home range.
- The male species emit a loud call to mark their territory and warn their rivals to stay away.
- They eat fruit but avoid sweet, ripe fruit because the sugar upsets the delicate balance of their complex stomach.
- To maintain a balance in their diet, red-leaf monkeys consume the topsoil layer of termite mounds.
Suggested Reading: All Types of Monkeys
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