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baby Lion-tailed macaque piggybacking
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baby Lion-tailed macaque piggybacking

An inquisitive baby lion-tailed macaque got surprised seeing me while piggybacking on her momther. The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) is a primate that is confined to the tiny, isolated pockets of tropical rain forests in the Western Ghats Mountains in Southwestern India. Lion-tailed macaques are found nowhere else in the world. Lion-tailed macaques have soft, glossy black fur and gray manes similar to those of male lions. It gets its name from its tail, which has a tuft of fur at the end, just like a lion's tail. Unfortunately, like the lion, it is also in danger of extinction. LTMS are rather communicative and expressive mammals communicating often with body language. Location: Valparai, Annamalai Mountain Range, Tamilnadu state, India

TAGS: India, Monkey, Primate

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Bangalore, India
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© Mainak Ray.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 18, 2018, 4:31 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 146mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Valparai, Tamilnadu, India