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Germain's Silver Langur



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Germain's silver langur in Cambodia's Eastern Plains Landscape
© Phan Channa / WWF-Cambodia

Key Facts

  • Common Name

    Germain's Silver Langur

  • Scientific Name

    Trachypithecus germaini

  • Status

    In Cambodia: Common; IUCN: Endangered; CITES: Appendix II

    IUCN Red List Profile

  • Body Length

    46 - 58cm, plus tail of 67 - 75cm

  • Weight

    5.7 - 6.6kg

  • Did you know?

    Young silver langurs are actually bright orange

Germain’s silver langurs are slender monkeys restricted to declining populations in Thailand and Indochina. The adults’ fur is an elegant silvery grey but young silver langurs are a distinctive ginger-orange. These langurs inhabit semi-evergreen and evergreen forest as well as forests along rivers. While localized and rare throughout most of their range, germain’s silver langurs are still reasonably common in Cambodia, and may be the most common primate in some areas of Mondulkiri’s Eastern Plains Landscape. This species is estimated to have declined by more than 50% in recent decades, and its continued survival relies on protection from hunting for subsistence use and traditional “medicine” as well as from habitat loss.