Javan Langur (Trachypithecus auratus)
East Javan Langurs are a small primate species found only in Indonesia, The Aspinall Foundation have been working hard to rescue and rehabilitate this species in situ since 2009, and since have successfully returned 24 langurs from the UK to Java as part of our Back to the Wild campaign!
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Fun Facts about Javan Langurs
Javan Langurs can be orange or black, they live in groups of eight individuals on average. One male is in charge and this type of group is also known as a harem.
Diet & habits
East Javan langurs love eating leaves. Their teeth and digestive system is adapted to their leafy diet! These primates are rarely sighted on the ground as they mostly swing from tree to tree!
Where they can be found in the wild
East Javan langurs live on the islands of Java, Bali and Lombok in Indonesia. Here, they reside in tropical rainforests, mangrove forests and marshes.
How we're helping
In December 2009, The Aspinall Foundation launched a new project to save the endangered Javan Langurs and Gibbons. In 2010 we set up our rescue centre. Designed by the head primate keeper at Port Lympne, the enclosures were a quick and cost effective build, whilst being strong and easy to re-size to allow for rehabilitation, pre-release habituation, and quarantine.
Javan langurs are unique to Java and vulnerable to the threat of extinction. In 2012 our centre carried out its first release of rehabilitated wild-born langurs; a group of 13. At the time, our extensive population surveys suggested the number in the wild might be as low as 2,700. The first Javan langurs to leave our parks to make the journey home were a group of six in 2013. After a period of acclimatisation they were introduced to wild-born rescued langurs prior to release.
Since 2012 a further 36 langurs have been sent from our parks to Java. We have released a total of 13 Javan grizzled leaf langurs and 106 Javan langurs back to the wild. We have recorded over 30 wild births to released ebony langurs and grizzled leaf langurs.