The very Rare and Endangered Red Shanked Douc’s Langur.

Canon 20D

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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED! During the Vietnam War millions of bombs were dropped in the Langur Douc’s forest home and huge swathes were defoliated with chemicals like Agent Orange, wiping out many plants and animals. Doucs were also used for target practice by soldiers and hunted for meat by subsistence hunters. Nobody knows how many Doucs survived, but it seems likely that their numbers have been devastated over big areas. They were previously observed in groups of 60 or more, now groups are rarely larger than 12.

Taken in Philadelphia Zoo

Comments

  • eXposure
    eXposureover 6 years ago

    absolutely beautiful Robyn …
    so cute, seems to be in deep thought

  • Very shy animals so often look like this :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Macky
    Mackyover 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful profile of a rare species, well done Robyn!!

  • Thanks Macky – glad you like it :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Magee
    Mageeover 6 years ago

    Breaks my heart! They are such a gorgeous creature. They’re also hunted for food, and are considered a delicacy all over Southeast Asia. In addition, some traditional Oriental medicines include douc langur body parts.
    A magnificent shot Robyn!

  • thanks Magee. It’s heartbreaking that something so beautiful are still hunted in this day and age :(

    – Robyn Carter

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    You really got a sharp capture here.. Looks Great Robyn…

  • Thank you Velveteagle :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 6 years ago

    Magic…

  • Thanks Steve :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJover 6 years ago

    splendid shot and colors

  • thanks Judy ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...over 6 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Hi Khosie, Thank you for your comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the Doucs Langur :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • davidmilne
    davidmilneover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous sharp close up,so deep in thought!!

  • Thank you :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 6 years ago

    Superb image and such a sad story…..countless victims of war ………..not just human!

  • thanks Joyce – and abosolutely about the victims of war :(

    – Robyn Carter

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 6 years ago

    you nailed this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Heather :)

    – Robyn Carter

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