Meet The Red-Shanked Douc – The Most Colorful Primate Ever (10 Pics)


The Red-shanked Douc is one of the brightest colored monkeys around, with its vibrant orangey-yellow face and reddish-brown legs.

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Even their tails are unique, they are long and white and have a specific white fur triangle around the bottom.

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They also sport white whiskers and forearms, the rest of their body is black and grey.

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They grow around 2 feet tall with their tails alone reaching 2.5 feet. They weigh around 18-26lbs.

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Their name ‘Red-Shanked Douc’ comes from the Vietnamese language and means ‘Five-Colored Macaque.’

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These unique apes are rarely seen on the ground, you can find them among the treetops, usually in a social group.

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Their diet consists of leaves, flowers, buds, seeds and fruit.

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They are native to certain parts of Asia and can be found between Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Habitat loss is a large threat for this unique species, their home is being lost due to excessive logging.

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Another threat is hunting, Doucs are targeted for their subsistence and traditional medicine.

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