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8/24/2016 2:36:12 PM

Red-shanked douc langur selected as Da Nang’s symbol

(VNF) - Da Nang’s authorities have chosen red-shanked douc langurs as the city’s symbol in the run-up to hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2017.

The selection was based on the proposal of the municipal people’s committee. Da Nang wants to build an environmentally-friendly city and call on the public to support environmental protection.

Red-shanked douc langur (Source:

Since April 25th this year, advertising boards at bus stops at Da Nang City’s Son Tra District have been replaced with those which have the image of red-shanked douc langur with the message to protect the endangered species. The campaign will be expanded to many other bus stops over the city soon.

Son Tra Nature Reserve in the city has around 500 red-shanked douc langurs which live in groups of between five and seven.

Red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus), among the most beautiful and rarest of monkeys in the world, were found in Son Tra District in 1969. Many researchers and film-makers have come to the locality to study the species.

Son Tra has the largest population of these colorful Indochinese natives, who stand out with golden faces, white tails and forearms and bright crimson legs.

Every day, thousands of visitors visit Son Tra District to see red-shanked douc langurs in their habitat./.

Some photos of red-shanked douc langurs:




Photo: Tim Plowden

Red Shanked Douc Langur painted by Dao Van Hoang 

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