• Kyodo


A zoo in Yokohama has put a female red-shanked douc langur, a species listed as endangered and dubbed the “world’s most beautiful monkey,” on display. She is being leased from Singapore Zoo.

The arrival of the 5-year-old female at Zoorasia, Yokohama’s municipal zoo, has spurred hopes that babies could be born there as the zoo has kept two male douc langurs since it opened in 1999. “She’s outgoing and had a baby last year. We’re hoping she’ll pair up with one of the males we have here,” Yoshiya Kawaguchi, a keeper at the zoo, said Monday.

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