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'Queen of Primates' on Son Tra Peninsula

Last update: 15:51 | 12/07/2018

The Son Tra Peninsula, about 10km in the northeast of downtown Da Nang city, is home to about 300-400 red shanked douc langurs, a rare species deemed the "Queen of Primates".


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Covering over 4,400ka of land, the Son Tra forest habours hundreds of animal species, including the red shanked douc langur which is indigenous to Indochina
{keywords}The forest provides the most abundant food supply for the red shanked douc langur between April and June, when trees change their leaves
{keywords}Two red shanked douc langurs are spotted on 'than mat tim' (Callerya atropurpurea) trees whose flowers are favourite food of the animal
{keywords}The red shanked douc langur, first known in 1771, is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
{keywords}International trade on the species is also prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - CITES
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{keywords}The animal is nicknamed 'Queen of Primates' because of its beauty with colourful hair
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An outstanding feature of the red shanked douc langur is the expressive face
{keywords}The animal often seeks food in the morning and afternoon and rests at noon and night on high branches 


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