Trivia question for Nov-02-2011

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 in Trivia

Carter loved learning the story behind these monkey’s and decided to make them his next trivia.  These guys live in close-knit family groups; dominated by a male which is regularly replaced by a challenger who then may kill some or all of the predecessor’s young.

These guys are primarily herbivores. However, unlike some other colobines they do not exclusively eat leaves and leaf buds of herbs, but also coniferous needles and cones. Leaves of trees and shrubs rank top of their preferred food, followed by herbs and grasses. Non-plant material consumed include spider webs, termite mounds and even cremated human remains. They forage on agricultural crops and other human foods, and even accept handouts. Although they occasionally drink, they get most of their water from the moisture in their food.

So here are Carter’s questions:  Tell us what this monkey is called and tell us the interesting story about how it got it’s name?  Also, there once was an Indian village desperately wanted to rid themselves of these monkey’s without harming them.  Tell us what they did to solve the problem?

Good Luck 😉


Congratulations goes out to Jamyang from the Kingdom of Bhutan in Southeast Asia for being the first with the correct answers and thank you so much for the email.  Carter and Olivia are so glad you like there work. The monkey’s we featured are the Gray Langur. Gray langurs or Hanuman langurs are the most widespread langurs of South Asia.

The langur is named after a Hindu god, who was condemned to be burned and blackened his hands and face while extinguishing the fire.  Unwilling to harm the monkey’s, one exasperated Indian village sent a troop of these pesky monkeys away on a train.  Here is more on these curious monkey’s: Gray Langur

Thanks for playing along 😉