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Lauachara National Park attraction ‘Singh Monkey’

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Update : Monday, January 16, 2023

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One of the various species of animals in Moulvibazar’s Lauachhara National Park is the lion monkey or vertigo monkey. This monkey is called ‘Lion Monkey’ for its saffron and ‘Ultoleji Monkey’ because its tail is upside down. It is an interesting animal among the various species of fauna of Lauachhara National Park. This type of monkey is known as ultoleji monkey or small lazy monkey or saffron ‘lion monkey’.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has included the species in the Red List as ‘Endangered’. They are protected animals under the Wildlife Conservation Act of 2012 in Bangladesh. While the monkey’s tail is down like other tailed animals, the golden colored tail of the upside-down monkey is upturned like a pig. It hangs a little higher. Their skin color is light golden to brown. But the upper part is olive and gray and the lower part is grayish white. The middle of the head is flat and black in color. Older monkeys sometimes have lion-like hair on their heads. After 162 to 186 days the female monkey gives birth to a cub. Their average lifespan is 10 to 12 years. This species of monkey lives in deep green forests. They are not commonly seen. They eat fruits and green leaves. This monkey is called Northern pig-tailed macaque in English. Apart from Kamalganj’s Lauachhara National Park, this species of monkey can be found in Habiganj’s Satchari National Park and Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary. Between 20 and 25 monkeys live in groups of males, females and cubs.
The little monkey is already on the verge of extinction due to loss of evergreen forests and food shortages. Range Officer of Wild Animal Management and Nature Conservation Department. Shahidul Islam said, a large and small group of critically endangered vertigo monkeys are living here. The wildlife management and nature conservation department is keeping a watchful eye on them as they are critically endangered and critical.


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