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Endangered Javan Leaf Monkey

BY EARTHFIRST

Approximately 2,500 Javan leaf monkeys are hunted every year, to be sold as pets or traded for meat.

They are often stolen from national parks and sold by the side of the road even though they are suppose to be protected by Indonesian law. This species is in grave danger of becoming extinct.

As their name suggests they are only found on the island of Java and are also known as Javan Lutung and Javan langur. These social little primates live up to 12 years of age in smal groups of around seven monkeys. They have extra long tails and eat primarily herbivourous diets of leaves, fruit and flowers.

To find out how you can help visit the ProFauna Indonesia website.

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