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Common or Grey Langur

This monkey is believed to be the species which built the bridge/causeway from India to Lanka to help Rama to rescue his wife Sita after she had been captured by the demon-king Ravana.
The leader of the monkey army, Hanuman, is revered as a deity, so the Hanuman monkeys are well-treated, and often food is put out for them under umbrellas used as parasols.
Common Langur monkey
Common Langur
The langur monkeys are particularly common at the monuments, where they 'mug' visitors for titbits.

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