This endangered monkey is one of the world’s most colorful primates

Native to Southeast Asia, the endangered red-shanked douc langur is known for its striking appearance. The 'Queen of the Primates" has bright maroon fur from its knees to its ankles. Similar to the grey-shanked douc, it has a body golden face, white chin and dark grey to black hands and feet. Due to hunting, disease, habitat loss, and unregulated mass tourism, the red-shanked douc could face extinction in the near future. Watch the colorful primate in its natural habitat in this film by Ryan Deboodt.

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This endangered monkey is one of the world’s most colorful primates

Native to Southeast Asia, the endangered red-shanked douc langur is known for its striking appearance. The 'Queen of the Primates" has bright maroon fur from its knees to its ankles. Similar to the grey-shanked douc, it has a body golden face, white chin and dark grey to black hands and feet. Due to hunting, disease, habitat loss, and unregulated mass tourism, the red-shanked douc could face extinction in the near future. Watch the colorful primate in its natural habitat in this film by Ryan Deboodt.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.