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Belfast Zoo's latest little monkey out in public for first time

By Staff Reporter

Belfast Zoo's latest arrival has made his first public appearance.

The baby François langur was born to mum Nicoleen and dad AJ late last year, but has only recently been out and about.

While adult François langurs are black in colour with striking white sideburns, infants are born with ginger fur and their colour changes slowly as they mature.

The baby has been named Huaidan, which means 'rascal' in Chinese, because of his cheeky temperament.

His arrival means Belfast Zoo's monkey house is now home to five of the primates.

Females in the zoo's group of monkeys take an active interest in the care of Huaidan and often 'babysit' him to allow Nicoleen to rest and eat.

Animal lovers are urged to swing by with their own little monkeys to visit Huaidan and his family in Belfast Zoo's monkey house.

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