Discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles, the Raffles’ banded langur (also known as banded leaf monkey) was once commonly found throughout Singapore. Screengrabs showing a Raffles' banded langur using the rope ladder bridge to cross from Thomson Nature Park to the forests of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Introduction to my short film. Raffles’ banded langur (Presbytis femoralis femoralis) is only found in Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia. What are Raffles’ Banded Langurs, and what is so special about them? The northern plains gray langur belongs to the genus Semnopithecus along with the other Indian langurs. The southern plains gray langur was once classified as a subspecies of S. entellus, i.e., S. entellus dussumieri and later regarded as a separate species, i.e., S. dussumieri, but is now regarded as an invalid taxon. Taxonomy. School assignment for Documentary film. Here are 5 facts about the Raffles’ Banded Langurs: A pair of Raffles Banded Langurs (Photo by Cheryl Yong) #1 They are an arboreal primate species. This National Day month, Wildlife Reserves Singapore and National Parks Board are joining hands to safeguard this species’ survival with the launch of a national conservation strategy for the Raffles’ Banded Langur. The Endagered Raffles' Banded Langur @ Thomson Nature Park This newest 50-hectare nature park is located in the eastern side of the central catchment nature reserve, bounded between a stretch of Old Upper Thomson and Upper Thomson road.
Baby Raffles' banded langurs are born white in colour, and after 10 months to a year, their fur turns to the distinctive black colour with white markings. These black-and-white monkeys are most likely found up in the canopy, and rarely on the ground. The Raffles’ Banded Langur is a shy and elusive primate that is considered critically endangered at the national level.