Native to Southeast Asia, the endangered red-shanked douc langur is known for its striking appearance. The ‘Queen of the Primates” has bright maroon fur from its knees to its ankles.
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Similar to the grey-shanked douc, it has a golden face, white chin and dark grey to black hands and feet. Due to hunting, disease, habitat loss, and unregulated mass tourism, the red-shanked douc could face extinction in the near future. Watch the colorful primate in its natural habitat in this film by Ryan Deboodt (
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This Endangered Monkey is One of the World’s Most Colorful Primates | Short Film Showcase