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Common or Grey LangurThis 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.
|The langur monkeys are particularly common at the monuments, where they 'mug' visitors for titbits.|
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