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Funky Gibbons welcome new baby

Protective parents have kept Malang indoors until now Photo:

A group of Javan langur monkeys have revealed their new baby for the first time. Until now, they've kept the apricot-coloured infant behind closed doors in their enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park, protecting her from the bad weather since her birth last month. Named Malang, she has a bright coat which will gradually darken to either black or brown in the next six months.

Javan Langurs are listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red list of endangered species as they face losing their habitats and hunting, and they're not often seen in wild animal parks.

Malang's fur will become darker over the next six months Credit: Howletts Wild Animal Park

"We have one of the largest collections of Javan langurs outside Indonesia and have had over 100 births since the early 1980’s. Our Javan Primate Project just outside MaIang, Indonesia launched at the end of last year. The conservation project is rescuing primates from the illegal pet trade and rehabilitating them, so that they can be reintroduced to areas of the wild that we protect – Malang is a very fitting name for our latest langur birth."_

– Animal Director, Neil Spooner