The silvery langur, or silvery lutung, is an arboreal old world monkey found in mangroves, coastal, and riverine forests throughout Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo. While they have dark brown to black fur and grey tips (which gives them a silvery appearance), they are born with orange fur and hairless white skin on their face, feet, and hands. Their fur stays bright orange and doesn’t develop into their characteristic silver-tipped locks until about 3 to 5 months old. This bright colour helps mothers spot them in the forest and also helps protect them from predators as they are often colourblind and mistake orange for green. ⁠

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