Lion Tailed Macaque (Scientific name: Macaca silenus) (9/10)

Found in the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats in Southern India, and tiny, isolated locations within them, this active species of monkeys are now down to 2,500 in global number. Like many other treasured animals, these primates are also on the receiving end of hunting brutality. Their natural habitat is also under duress from constantly expanding human geography along with pollution rendering their living space uninhabitable. Consequently, today these monkeys are often found in smaller numbers in isolated locations. They have a shiny coat of hair, with a white lion-like mane. They have a narrow dietary niche and require consistent supply of fruits.

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