Little Lion in the Zoo

On my trip to Delhi Zoo, I found Lion-tailed macaque or I would like to call a Little Lion in the Zoo.

They are called Lion-tailed macaque for their lion-like manes and tails. They have black-brown faces and the fur on their heads sweeps back over their forehead and attract every one with their playful activities, communicate through their body language, such as yawning with a grimace to indicate dominance or a threat, and smacking their lips to greet one another. It is really a fun watching them doing all this stuff.

Lion Tailed Macaque

Lion Tailed Macaque


2 thoughts on “Little Lion in the Zoo

  1. Good one. Did you know that Lion-tailed Macaque were recently taken off from endangered species list. BTW, Lion-tailed Macaque are endemic to Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve that is Kerala especially the Silent Valley National Park, Wayanad Reserve and these days in some areas of Tamil Nadu too.

    • Thank you Nikhil for going through the post and adding useful information to it. 🙂
      Lion-tailed Macaques were in the endangered list of species as of 2012 and this is really good to know that they are no more in the endangered list.

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