Trachypithecus geei or simply the Golden Langur is an Old World monkey found in a small region of Western Assam, India and in the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. It is one of the most endangered primate species. The regions of its distribution are very small; the main region is limited to an area approximately 60 miles square bounded on the south by the Brahmaputra River, on the east by the Manas River, on the west by the Sankosh River, all in Assam, India, and on the north by the Black Mountains of Bhutan, and the secondary region, 200 miles to the south-southeast, is in a small portion of the northwestern part of Tripura state. A small population is found in Kakoijana Reserved Forest located near Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district of Assam. It is home to rarest & highly endangered species like Binturong, Jungle Fowl, Pangolin, Hornbill, Leopard, Porcupine, Python, Lesser Adjutant, Stork, Flying Squirrel, Monitor Lizard, Barking Deer, Mongoose, Civets, Jungle Cat, Wild Cat. Kakoijana is still fighting to be declared as Wildlife Sanctuary.
After a whole day to trekking only one group of 7-9 Golden Langur was spotted. Their population was declining but past few years the population seems to be increasing slowly. All thanks to the locals of the forest who are committed to protect these endemic species from the verge of extinction. Help making Kakoijana a Reserved Forest, help save the Golden Langurs, help in volunteering, help in any way possible.
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