Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

This Baby Monkey’s Dad Is Having A Few Words With His Orangutan Neighbor.

The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia is celebrating the birth of a very bright monkey. Nangua is a fiery orange François’ langur, one of the rarest in the monkey species. The keepers found Nangua, meaning pumpkin in Mandarin, cuddled up to his mother Meili on November 7.

The baby’s hair will eventually darken to black as he matures. This is the fourth langur born in the zoo. It’s estimated there are only 800 of the endangered species left in the wild. Nangua is not lacking being cradled and cared for, the langurs practice allomothering: females taking turns caring for the infant.

Scientists believe the infants are born with orange hair to make it easier for adults to identify and care for their young.

Scientists believe the infants are born with orange hair to make it easier for adults to identify and care for their young.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

François’ langur are originally from China and Vietnam.

François’ langur are originally from China and Vietnam.

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Nangua's father Bobo arrived at Taronga in 2010 from the Beijing Zoo.

Nangua's father Bobo arrived at Taronga in 2010 from the Beijing Zoo.

Taronga Zoo

Sources: The Guardian, International Business Times

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