The lion tailed monkeys Malaca malaca silenus are found only in the region of
Kaziranga and other parts of Assam
Eastern ghats and Madras
Western ghats including Travancore of Mysore
December 30, 2019Priyam Vaibhav
The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), or the wanderoo, is an 'Old World monkey' endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. A recent assessment for IUCN reports 3000-3500 of these animals live scattered over several areas in Kerala.
The lion-tailed macaque ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates. Lion-tailed macaque behaviour is characterized by typical patterns, such as arboreal living, selectively feeding on a large variety of fruit trees, large inter individual spaces, while foraging, and time budgets with high proportion of time devoted to exploration and feeding.