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Langur monkey  

Langur monkey

Thar and ta-ra!

February 8th 2018
Dry heat and bright sunshine at this time of year, when it's dark, cold and damp at home in Hertfordshire, do wonders for body and soul. My three-score-years-and-ten-plus-a-few drop away and I become a recycled teenager. I explore anew with a spring in my step, bounce in my friendly hotelier's jeep on long, straight military roads that lead to the Pakistan border, visit oases and simple settlemen ... read more
Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaisalmer

Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
14th November 2019

Langur Monkey
A really beautiful photo Mike. I'll post it in TB's "Animals with Character" thread in the Photography Forum.
16th November 2019

Langur Monkey - or a god?
Thanks Dave. Of all the monkeys in India, I think the Langur - with its face like an old man of the forest and its comical behaviour - is my favourite. It's also a favourite among the Indian people and is considered the embodiment of god Hanuman who rescued Sita, wife of god Rama, from an evil king aided by his army of monkeys. Another incredible legend from incredible India!

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