This small, charming fellow Hi Vong (his name stands for the Vietnamese word "hope") - was born 5 March 2007 in Cologne Zoo. The red-shanked douc got this penetratingly wise stare. I’m convinced they are wise-futuristic-space-aliens - not really; well; maybe ;o)?
The doucs consist of three species of the genus Pygathrix. They are Southeast Asian Old World monkeys and all of them look incredible. The three douc species are as follows: red-shanked, black-shanked and gray-shanked, they are all magnificent.
The douc langurs are be sensitive souls, one douc who lost his partner was recorded...
The Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) is sometimes called dog-ape because of its dog-like muzzles, although they are no more closely related to apes than any other Old World monkey. The Moor Macaque inhabits only Sulawesi.
Currently, the IUCN has categorized Macaca mauras as endangered. The Moor Macaque is endangered mostly due to habitat loss from an expanding human population and deforestation to increase agricultural land area. It is estimated that only 1000 Moor Macaques are left in Sulawesi.
Jaya = Name invented :o)
High spirits! Did you know that for every smile you smile, more than you give will come your way? And, that for all the love you give, the younger you'll look and the happier you'll feel? Now you know :o)!
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring (Oscar Wilde).