Welcome Gan Ju! This baby boy is the first male Francois Langur to be born in Australia and the brother of last year's little girl, Elke!He's special in more ways than one as he's the first babe to not be abandoned by his mom — see how loving Saigon is now from his secure spot? In case you were wondering where his lighter hue comes from, these leaf-eating monkeys get darker with age starting at an orange-y apricot before growing out into a rich chocolate hue. All this food (color) talk is making me hungry to see more cuteness so check out his cuddle time with mom in the gallery below!
When I was little, I went through a phase of collecting Monchhichi figurines, remember those all you kids of the 80s?! I haven't thought of them in years until I saw this lil face and it came rushing back.
Meet Elke, an infant Francois Langur born at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Newborns are bright red or orange all over, but this color changes slowly and reaches black by one year of age. A critically endangered species, there are only around 1,000 of these leaf-eating monkeys still in northeast Vietnam – see one more photo of the rare babe when you read more