One of the world’s rarest monkeys born at Australian zoo

by Daniel Payne · Oct 9th, 2019 4:37 pm

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2019 at 3:23 pm

A Francois’ Langur, one of the rarest monkeys in the world, recently gave birth to a male at the Taronga zoo in Sydney, Australia.

One of only around 2,500 of the monkeys worldwide, the new male has bright orange fur, a distinctive marking of the species. The monkeys live in matriarchal packs and are known for their distinctive whitish sideburns.

The monkeys have been driven toward extinction by habitat destruction and poaching. Around 60 of the monkeys are kept in zoos in North America.