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The Saint Louis Zoo announces the birth of an adorable endangered leaf monkey


This “pumpkin-haired” furry baby was born just in time for Halloween.

The Saint Louis Zoo has announced the birth of its first-ever Francois’ langur, an endangered species also known as the leaf monkey, according to KMOV4.

The rhubarb, now a month old, was born Sept. 30 in its Primate Canopy Trails area, the Missouri Zoo announced on Facebook.

Zookeepers cared for the little one until her mother, Dolly, 16, was healthy enough to take over the role.

An endangered Silver Leaf was born at the Saint Louis Zoo.
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The Saint Louis Zoo announces the birth of an adorable endangered leaf monkey
François’ adorable langur is called Rhubarb.
Facebook/St. Louis Zoo

Rhubarb’s birth is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, which works to maintain a healthy population of Francois’s langurs in North American zoos.

“Dolly was a phenomenal mother and, through her great relationship with the caretakers, was incredibly accommodating with the supportive care she and Rhubarb needed to get back on track,” Ethan Riepl, Primate Caretaker and Francois’ Langur’s deputy species survival plan coordinator, told the outlet.

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