Head and body length, 49-72 cm; tail, 71-94 cm
Estimated at 4,500-5,000
Lowland evergreen, semi-evergreen, riverine moist deciduous, sal-dominated moist deciduous and degraded forests
Assam, India Bhutan
There's gold in these trees, Gee's Golden langur sports a rich pelage that flashes like gold in the sunlight. This gold appears for only part of the year, however; in the summer, its color changes to cream. The little monkeys spends nearly all its time in the trees, living peacefully in small troops and foraging for tasty leaves, seeds, fruits and flowers. But drastic deforestation has forced it to range more widely in search of sustenance, a perilous practice when it comes to cultivated areas where it is perceived as a threat to harvests. As a result, this particular kind of gold is becoming increasingly rare with each passing day.