Head and body length: 49 - 63 cm, Tail 42 - 66 cm
6 - 11.6 kg
Subtropical and tropical evergreen and semi-deciduous broadleaf forest, bamboo forest, montane forest and forested karst
Living it up. The red-shanked douc langur spends most of its time in the forest canopy, where it forages for leaves, leaf buds, fruits, seeds and bark. The colorful langur feeds in the morning and afternoon and uses the middle of the days to rest, socialize and play. Vocalizations and gestures- ranging from threatening growls to distress squeals to submissive open-mouthed grimaces - help it communicate with group members. But these close-knit groups face an uncertain future due to wide spread hunting and habitat loss.