Three baby primates make their debut at the Bronx Zoo (slide show)
The Wildlife Conservation Society introduces three newcomers to the Bronx Zoo: a baby silver leaf langur, a baby brown collared lemur and a young mandrill.
Wed Jun 26 2013
Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
Baby silver leaf langur at the Bronx Zoo
We thought we'd share the fun news we found out today: that the Bronx Zoo has three more sweet faces to greet summer visitors this year—a trio of engangered-species baby primates. The birth of a baby silver leaf langur and a brown lemur, both born in the spring, and a little mandrill born last fall, are all the result of the World Wildlife Society's Species Survival Plan, part of a breeding program run by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the genetic diversity of zoo populations. The baby langur, a bright orange color for now, will turn silver like his or her parents after a couple more months; s/he can be found at the Zoo's Jungle World exhibit, the baby lemur at the Madagascar exhibit and the mandrill at the zoo's Congo Gorilla Forest. Click through our mini slide show for a peak at all three.
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