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What are long tails for?


Posted by Graeme Guy on Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:58 am

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There is a troop of Dusky Langurs in the forest nearby.They are passive leaf and fruit-eaters with an interesting troop life, ruled by a dominant male. They are busy feeding mornings and evenings but designate times for resting and playing. Here a couple are having fun....and smiling....when one has his progress halted by another grabbing its tail. The long tails are non-prehensile but are used for balance when leaping through the forest.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:10 am
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What an amusing scene! Love it! Thanks for the explanation too. Must have been fun to watch.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:58 am
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Perfectly timed action and behaviour capture, Graeme!

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by Ron Day on Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:35 pm
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Great behavior and love their faces, Graeme!
 

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