Friday, April 08 2011
For the second time in three months there is a proud new mama monkey at Mesker Park Zoo.
A Francois' Langur (FRANZ-wah LANG-ur) monkey gave birth to a female on February 8th, but the baby was just put on display.
Another feamle gave birth to a male baby in November.
Francois' Langur Monkeys are leaf-eating monkeys native to Vietnam, Laos, and China.
They usually sleep in caves, and the babies have bright orange fur that turns brown as they mature.
There are only 73 Francois Langur Monkeys in captivity in the U.S., eight of those are in Evansville.