Seeing baby animals at the zoo is always a treat for everyone who visits. You never know what these precocious young animals are going to do when you’re there. But what’s an even rarer sight to see is an animal that stand out from the rest.
Meet Nangua, who is the newest addition to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. He is a male Francois’ langur, which is one of the rarest monkeys in the world.
If you’re wondering about the name, it was chosen because “Nangua” is the Mandarin word for “pumpkin”, and from the lovely hue of this baby’s body fuzz, it’s a very fitting name.
Nangua was born on November 7, and was instantly pointed out because of the color of his fur. The keepers of the zoo have said that he is bonding well with his own mother, as well as the other females of their troupe.
It isn’t abnormal for baby Francois’ langurs to be born this colour; they can be orange, brown or even white.
As Nangua grows older, his fur will start to darken within the year and he’ll look more like his mother. She won’t be alone in raising him, either.
The langurs practice what is known as allomothering, where all of the females in on group take turns raising all of the young.
But no matter how many aunts Nangua may have, he’ll certainly stand out during his first year of life. He definitely has a face that any mother would love, don’t you think?! Well if this rare monkey melted your heart, share his story with your friends too!