3648, LEAF MONKEY, GRAY 7'' are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The leaf monkey is a lovely little primate with a unique appearance. The overall coloration of its fur is dark gray, though brownish fur may occur in certain subspecies. The animal exhibits large, white colored patches, surrounding its eyes and looking like sporting eyeglasses. Additionally, the monkey has a white colored circle around its mouth. This color pattern is supplemented by a light head crown and a creamy white stomach patch. The Dusky leaf monkeys are known to live up to 25 years in captivity. There is no information on the life expectancy of this species in the wild, although it's believed to be less than that of captive individuals.
Leaf monkeys are social animals, travelling in groups of 5 - 20 individuals, typically consisting of one or more mature males as well as two or more mature females. Mature males of these groups spend their time keeping watch for potential predators, holding the group united and patrolling the home range of the community. As diurnal animals, these monkeys are active during the daytime hours. During most of their active, the primates remain in the tree canopy, at heights of over 35 meters. When travelling between trees, they climb, leap and walk along tree branches, using all of their four legs. With the arrival of the night, dusky leaf monkeys move to their roosts, located in the trees. The communication system of dusky leaf monkeys includes a complex system of vocalizations. The most commonly used calls are snorts, hoots, murmurs and squeaks, through which group members associate with each other.
- Leaf monkeys forage by pulling down tree branches and holding them to browse on leaves. However, they more often collect leaves, shoots and other type of food by hand.
- The four-chambered stomach of this primate has a special structure, similar to that of a cow or antelope, allowing the dusky leaf monkey to digest cellulose of plant cell walls.
- Overall, dusky leaf monkey has 7 subspecies, found throughout Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
- The structure of their hands and feet animals is very similar to that of humans. Dusky leaf monkeys exhibit well-developed fingers and opposable thumbs.
- Dusky leaf monkeys are born with a very colorful coat, typically orange or bright yellow. During the first 6 months of their lives, this vivid color pattern gradually turns to grey.
- This species is otherwise called the 'Spectacled langur'. The word 'langur' has a Hindu origin and means 'long-tailed'.
- Typical social behaviors of dusky leaf monkeys include plays such as chasing, jumping or wrestling.
- These primates are known for their good appetites: each individual eats about 2 kg of food per day, while weighing 5 - 9 kg on average.
Product Dimension: 6.3(L) X 5.12(W) X 7.09(H)
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