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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