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The Dusky Leaf Monkey
The dusky leaf monkey is also known as the spectacled langur, or spectacled leaf monkey. They are very cute looking creatures. There are large white circles ringing each eye giving the appearance of sporting eyeglasses, with a thatch of light fur crowning its head. In addition to the white circles around each eye, the dusky leaf monkey also has white skin surrounding its mouth and creamy white colouring on its stomach region. The hands and feet are capable of grasping and closely resemble those of humans. The palms and soles are hairless and usually black. Newly born dusky leaf monkeys are bright yellow or orange in colour, and have a pink face; the fur changes to a greyish colour within six months
The Black Giant Squirrel
The Black Giant Squirrel is one of the largest squirrels in the world. It inhabits tall primary forest and generally remains high in the canopy, but at times may be found at lower levels when feeding. It is largely solitary in habits and extremely shy, rarely coming to ground. It can confidently make huge leaps from branch to branch in the high canopy. Its upperparts and tail are jet black, but the cheeks, chest, front of the forelimbs and underparts are cream or orange. The tail is long and dorso-ventrally flattened. Fruits, seeds and young leaves make up its diet, supplemented by occasional insects and sometimes birds eggs. It builds a large, spherical nest of leaves and twigs.
Greater racket-tailed drongo
The greater racket-tailed drongo is a medium-sized Asian bird which is distinctive in having elongated outer tail. The tail streamers can be up to 30 cm long. The whole bird looks black. The upperparts are glossy blackish blue and the underparts do not have the glossy except for the throat and breast. Bill black with short rough crest. Eyes are red. The tails is slightly forked with two bare tail streamers that end in a twisted racket of a feather. The tail streamers can sometime be missing or broken off. It is a noisy bird and mimics other bird calls. Can be sighted along the Summit Road and By-paths of Penang Hill.