Head and body length: 47 - 62 cm, Tail: 77 - 89 cm
6.7 - 9.5 kg
Estimated at 580 - 620 in 2002
Limestone forests and shrubby vegetation in south china's Guangxi Province
A rocky life. China's white-headed langurs spend the majority of their time on rocky surfaces, sleeping in caves and crevices of limestone cliffs and, in winter devoting hours to sunbathing on bare rock to soak up warmth. In summer the rocks bake in the sun, sending the langurs back to shelter during resting time. When foraging, they focus on leaves which constitute 92% of their diet in some months. But venturing out in search of young leaves is a hazardous undertaking; Poaching is rampant and the 16 isolated habitat fragment they have left are threatened by uncontrolled fires. Its a rocky road to survival.