Lantana an exotic weed was introduced into India as a ornamental flower. It has since colonised vast tracts of forest land in South, North and west of India. It doesn't allow other native trees to grow. Till date no solution has been found to deal with this menace.
Earlier, animals used to avoid the forests infested by these lantana. Slowly, they have started adapting to it. Its fruits and leaves were not eaten by any animal or bird as it is supposed to be toxic.
I saw this langur monkey jump into a dense lantana bush and sat on it. And then the langur started eating the leaves and buds.
This image was created in Corbett National Park, India
Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 400mm f2.8 L IS USM, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/320 sec, full frame.