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Silver Leaf Monkey Picture

Silver Leaf Monkey Photo

This cute Silver Leaf Monkey is my picture of the week. These unique primates which are also known as Trachypithecus cristatus are found usually near coastal areas of Malaysia.

The pictures here were taken in Sabah Borneo during one of my many trips there. They are usually harmless but very curious animals and at popular spots, they can be seen mingling with humans hoping to get some food.

Photos of Silver Leaf Monkey

Below is a series of photos that I took at Labuk Bay in Sabah Borneo. Labuk is actually known for the famous Proboscis Monkeys where you can see them in large groups and from a special viewing platform.

There are specific viewing times so please check with the tour operators. While here, you have a chance to see the common long-tail macaque (brown monkeys), Pied Hornbills and the Silver Leaf Monkeys.

Photo of Silver Leaf Monkey
Silver Leaf Langur left profile shot

Sabah Langur
Silver Leaf Monkey right profile shot

Silver Leaf Langur Photography
Silver leaf monkey full body shot

Where to see Silver Leaf Monkeys? 

For those interested in seeing these beautiful grey-black primates, you can do so at a number of places around Malaysia. You need to engage a nature tour guide or a tour company that provides these wildlife tours.

If you are visiting the state of Selangor in Peninsular Malaysia, you can also see these Silver Leaf Monkeys at Bukit Malawati with a day trip there. Otherwise, they can be found in many other states especially at national parks by the coast.

The most popular place to see these primates is at the Kinabatangan River in Sabah as they move around freely throughout the day. I hope you enjoyed my Silver Leaf Monkey pictures and look forward to your feedback. 


Murphy said...

Nice close-up shot. I can see people in its eye. The funny thing about silver leaf monkey is that the hair of their baby is in gold color.

Steph / TravelShark said...

These monkeys are adorable! We went to a talk lately by a PhD student on these monkeys (her degree's in anthropology and she gets to study such fun creatures!) and it was fascinating. Did you know that they're basically extinct in other parts of the world and are heading towards that in SE Asia? Apparently they don't mate very much :( We'd be sad to lose such beautiful creatures from our world!

Malaysia Asia said...

Thank you very much Steph and Murphy for your insights and comments. Also, I didn't know that they were getting extinct too. Guess something should be done here about this in order to keep the species going.


Mica said...

I loved watching these guys on the beach at Bako National Park. So beautiful, I hope they don't go extinct.

Malaysia Asia said...

Mica, thanks and lets hope that the species continues to grow!

Rudraksha said...

Great post!! very informative.
Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.