A bright orange Francois’ Langur baby is just one of the new faces that visitors will see at Taronga Zoo these school holidays and Myall Coast News has two family passes to give away for you to see the cute little fella.
The male infant, who keepers have named ‘Nangua’ after the Mandarin word for pumpkin, was discovered cradled in mother Meili’s arms on 7 November.
One of the world’s rarest monkeys, Langurs are born with bright orange hair while their parents are black in colour. It is thought this colour distinction makes it easier for adults to identify and look after infants.
Nangua has begun to explore his exhibit on Taronga’s Rainforest Trail to the delight of keen-eyed visitors.
“He’s still quite wobbly on his legs, but his head control is very strong and he’s gripping and climbing well. The adults are starting to let him climb off them briefly, which shows they’re happy with his progress,” said Senior Primate Keeper, Jane Marshall.
The warmer weather has also heralded the arrival of more tiny paws at Taronga’s Koala Encounter, with six koala joeys emerging from the pouch.
Taronga Zoo is open every day of the summer holidays. For more information visit www.taronga.org.au
Myall Coast News are giving away two family pass to Taronga Zoo
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