Dusky Leaf Monkey and a mother’s protective instinct

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This morning Steven Struyck noticed an adult Dusky Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) carrying her orange-coloured baby in their “front yard” from the balcony of his Penang home (below).

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The mother apparently noticed Steven’s presence and instinctively shielded her baby (below). Obviously she was trying to hide the little fellow … and disappeared into the trees a bit later. A mother’s protective instinct!


This was the second time Steven reported his encounter with this interesting primate and her orange-coloured infant. His first encounter was a week earlier HERE.

Steven Struyck
Penang, Malaysia
20th February 2017

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