A new bilingual children's picture book tells the story of dusky langurs


Ammi’s watercolour paintings bring the story of dusky langurs and conservation efforts to life in A Friend Of Dusky Langur. Photos: Ammi

Every day is a new adventure when you are following a research team into the jungle. For Penang-based illustrator and art teacher Leong Yoke Mee, who goes by the name Ammi, it was a memorable and touching experience – one that prompted her to start working on artwork for a children’s picture book on the endangered dusky langurs (Trachypithecus obscurus) initiative by the Langur Project Penang (LPP).

“I experienced what the researchers do in the field, carrying a heavy backpack with a camera, binoculars, recording devices and notebooks, and getting neck pain from looking up into the trees for long periods of time.

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