There was an entire troop of monkeys sitting around a small temple located at the base of the hill near Garh Ganesh temple. They were Gray Langur monkeys. This species is characterized by a black face, greyish brown color, and a long tail. Despite no similarity, they are also called Hanuman Langur and Langur Bandar in the local language.
A few years ago, it was easier to spot these monkeys in Jaipur, but these days due to rapid urbanization, it has ceased to be so. They typically live in a large group. Unlike, red face –Rhesus Macaque they are not as smart and aggressive. It is hard to find a loner amongst gray langurs. In case, they invade a garden, don’t be surprised with leftovers – broken flower pots, uprooted plants/sapling, broken twigs…..and what not? Have you heard about Monkey Temple in Jaipur? Read The captivating Monkey temple At Galtaji
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