Francois Langur

Trachypithecus francoisi

The François langur belongs to a group of primates called leaf monkeys, as it eats large amounts of leaves. It even has a special stomach to help it digest plant fibers. A troop of up to a dozen members spends most of its time foraging in the treetops.

Fact File

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pronunciationPronunciation: frahn-SWAH lang-GOOR
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 1.5 to 2.2 ft
weightWeight: 12.5 to 20.9 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 28 yrs in wild
habitatHabitat: Tropical forest and rocky outcrops
dietDiet: Leaves, fruit, and flowers
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)