Keshabpur, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
BANGLADESHI WOMAN FEEDS LANGURS IN KESHABPUR.
A woman feeds langurs, or long tail monkeys, near her home in
Bangladesh's southwestern Keshabpur village, where the endangered
wildlife species survive on local charity. The number of langurs, once
seen all over Bangladesh, has sharply declined with virtually no
official effort to keep them safe and alive. But Keshabpur villagers,
mostly Hindus, say they provide food and shelter to the langurs because
they believe the langurs are disciples of Hindu Lord Rama and thus
considered a sacred animal. Picture taken on August 7, 2003.