are endangered with fewer than 4,000 thought to be in the wild.
I didn't even have a picture, but there would be other opportunities to observe lion-tailed macaques
Kerala is home to a wide variety of fauna like Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, leopards, grizzled giant squirrels, lion-tailed macaques
, sloth bears and the Indian bison.
In a landmark study, Ostrowski reviewed primate-transfer patterns from AZA institutions and documented about 200 Japanese macaques that are now--in zoo terminology--"lost to follow-up," along with 200 black macaques, 17 lion-tailed macaques
, and other species of macaques for which there are no official records.
You'll also see a troop of rare lion-tailed macaques
(only 2,000 live in the wild) cavorting in a primate pleasure dome of climbing trees and rubber vines," and an aviary full of rare birds, including the remarkably named chestnut-backed scimitar-billed babbler.
Net-clutching staff were on the tails of the crafty lion-tailed macaques
, dubbed Bonnie and Clyde, following their break for freedom.