A new resident has appeared at San Francisco Zoo, already captivating audiences on social media. Last Sunday a François’ langur was born, a rare occurrence as there are estimated to be less than 2,000 left in the wild. The zoo announced the langur’s birth on Instagram.
According to the zoo, François’ langurs live in China and Vietnam, though the population is extremely endangered. The family groups are led by females, and the species spends the majority of its time feeding and traveling in trees. The babies are often a reddish-orange color, although are sometimes white or brown. They all turn black by one year of age.
The zoo is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. A schedule of animal feeding times, seminars, and other notable events are posted every day on its website.