How many endemic primates are to be found in Sri Lanka ?


Country: Sri Lanka


To my knowledge it is three.
This includes three diurnal species, the Hanuman Langur, Toque Monkey and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey. The last two species are endemic to the island. The Purple-faced Leaf Monkey has four sub-species, of which the Western Purple-faced Leaf Monkey is listed amongst the 25 most endangered primates in the world.
It's three, comonly known as Grey Langur,Puple faced leaf monkey and bear monkey.
There are three species of Monkey which include the endemic Toque Macaque, the endemic and endangered Purple Faced Leaf Monkey, and the Gray Langer which is also found in India. Two species of Loris are found here as well the Grey Slender Loris and the newly split endemic - Sri Lanka Red Slender Loris. The Grey Langer is confined to the dry zone of the country. You can see them in groups in places like the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park and in the North-Central dry zone area. They prefer to stay in forested areas and do not venture in to human habitat.
What a bullshit, buy your self a encyclopaedia, or use your internet. LITTLE BOY.
Ridiculous. Theo
According to my knowledge it is only three.

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