Dusky Leaf Monkey suckling baby

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Dusky Leaf Monkey suckling baby 9Photo credit: Chong Soonseng)
Dusky Leaf Monkey suckling baby (Photo credit: Chong Soonseng)

“Mother Dusky Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) feeding her new-born baby in our ‘front-garden’ in Batu Ferringhi, Penang (image above and video below). Hope that this will be a regular view for us in the near future.” – Steven Struyck

“Owing to its interesting looks, appearance and adorable size, the dusky leaf monkey or spectacled Langur is listed among the cutest animals in the world” – LINK.

The large white ring round the eyes gives it the alternate common name, Spectacled Leaf Monkey. Another distinguishing characteristic of this leaf monkey is the orange coloured infant. However, within six months the orange changes to greyish or brownish.

These monkeys are folivorous, that is, they feed on leaves, also flowers, shoots and fruits. The presence of bacteria in their digestive system help break down cellulose.

They are native to Thailand and Malaysia. Further information on the Dusky Leaf Monkey can be found HERE.

Steven Struyck
Penang, Malaysia


Chong Soonseng
14th February 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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