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December 7, 2009

What's a Francois' Langur?

Francois Langur monkey printWell, unless you're a zoologist or regular at the San Diego Zoo you'd never guess that a Francois' Langur is a very rare monkey from China and Vietnam that has a handlebar moustache and a serious overbite!

According to Wikipedia, "there are believed to be less than 500 left in Vietnam and 1,400-1,650 in China (IUCN, 2008). There are only about 60 langurs in captivity in North American zoos". That's what you'd call endangered for sure.

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