There is a unique tension between tigers and monkeys. So with all the attention focusede on the Year of the Tiger, let us take a moment to observe the monkey.
The Lion-tailed Macaque.
The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), also called wanderoo, is endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. The hair of the lion-tailed macaque is black. Its outstanding characteristic is the silver-white mane which surrounds the head from the cheeks down to its chin, which gives this monkey its German name Bartaffe – “beard ape”. The hairless face is black in color.