Langur, Lemmings, Limpkins, Leonberger, What do these animals have in common?
They may not be as popular as lion, leopard, lizards, ladybugs and llamas, these “L’ animals are marvelous in their own right. Read on to know more about these animals whose names start with the letter “L”.
Langurs are funny-looking monkeys widespread in some Southeast Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Tibet. These long-tailed monkeys live in forests, bushy terrains and swamps. Langur has slender body, long arms, and black hairy face with thick eyebrows. Common body color includes golden, dark brown, and gray. Adult males are about 2 ft tall and weigh between 9 to 15 kg. The tail can reach up to a meter long. Langurs are excellent tree climbers but are poor swimmers. Its diet includes leaves, grain, fruits and seeds. In the wild, Langur can live up to 25 years.
Another marvelous “L’ animal to know is the Lemmings, a small rodent that endures the harsh weather of the Arctic Circle. These mouse-like rodents average about 7 to 15 cm in length and weigh between 30 to 112 g. Lemmings have soft brown fur, short legs, short ears, and a short tails. A solitary animal and an herbivore, Lemmings diet includes leaves, grasses, bulbs, shoots and roots. It has a lifespan of 1-3 years.
The Limpkin (known also as “crying bird”, “carrao”), is a large bird inhabiting wetlands of Florida and Georgia, Puerto Rico and Northern Argentina. This marsh bird sports brown plumage mark with white spot. It has broad wings, long yellow bill, long neck and slender long legs. Adult males which are slightly larger than females, reach up to 70 cm long and weigh up to 1.1 kg. Limpkins diet includes snails, frogs, insects, and other small marine animals.