Endangered baby monkey finds new home at Saigon Zoo

By Nguyen Tu, Thanh Nien News

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A baby red-shanked douc langur found on a street in Da Nang. Photo: Nguyen Tu/Thanh Nien A baby red-shanked douc langur found on a street in Da Nang. Photo: Nguyen Tu/Thanh Nien

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A baby red-shanked douc langur found on a street in the central city of Da Nang has been rescued and sent to its new home at the Saigon Zoo in Ho Chi Minh City.
The female monkey was spotted by a man on a sidewalk on June 9.
Forest rangers in the city said the undernourished animal weighed less than one kilogram. They said it could have been starved for days, possibly after getting lost from its group or being ill-treated by an owner.
The langur is the fourth young one from Da Nang received by the Saigon Zoo since 2010. The others are all healthy.
Red-shanked douc langur is an endangered species native to Cambodia, China, Laos and Vietnam. It is found most at Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang, with a population of around 600.

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