Thomas Leaf Monkey (Presbytis Thomasi)

 Thomas Leaf Monkey (Presbytis Thomasi)

 Thomas Leaf Monkey (Presbytis Thomasi)

Appearance : Body covered in black fur with white fur on torso and under arms and legs. Face has white V shape meeting at the eyes, with a very distinct black Mohawk hairstyle.

Size : 5 to 8 Kg

Life Span
:
20 Years

Diet : Primarily leaf eating, but also feed on fruitd and flowers, and occasionally toadstools and the stalks of coconuts as well as ground snail.

Home Range : 12,3 to 15,7 Ha

Habitat : Primary and Secondary Forest. Rubber and fruit plantations, Ranges in elevation up to approximately 1,500 m.

Distribution : Northern Sumatra – from the Aceh province north of Simpang Kiri and Wampu rivers, extending southwards to the bank of the simpang kiri river.

Behaviour and Ecology : Diurnal and Arboreal. Animals live in single male-multi female groups. The male defends his females and not the territory, as is seen in many other territorial species. Average Group Size is 6 to 12 individuals.

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