Taronga Zoo Keepers Care for Abandoned Baby Monkey

... to resist the adorable face of Taronga Zoo’s latest resident, five-day-old francois langur Elke. But it seems her own family could! The darling monkey’s mother Saigon and dad Hanoi abandoned her at birth! “The baby was just lying on the ground and the parents were quite scared,” the senior primate keeper, Mandy McLellan, told The Sydney Morning Herald. “It is quite common for first-time mums in primate species to reject their first infant. That just comes down to lack of experience;...
March 25th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baby, Elke, francois langur, monkey, News, Taronga-Zoo

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