Assam State Zoo, Guwahati, was selected to proceed with the Conservation Breeding Programme of Golden Langur.
• Earlier, the Project for the Conservation Breeding of Golden Langur in Assam State Zoo was started in the year 2011-12.
• A suitable pair of Golden Langur, from the current display enclosure, was shifted to a breeding site, with a hope to initiate breeding.
• Gee’s golden langur or simply the golden langur, is an Old World monkey.
• Regions: It is found in a small region of Western Assam, India and in the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan.
• IUCN status: Endangered
• Current population trend: Decreasing
– Growth of Residential and commercial development.
– Growth of Agriculture and aquaculture such as annual & perennial non-timber crops and Livestock farming & ranching.
– Growing need of energy production, mining and quarrying.
– Growth of transportation and service corridors such as roads & railroads and utility & service lines.
– Biological resource use: Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals, gathering terrestrial plants and logging & wood harvesting.