Francois' Langur monkey born at Toledo Zoo - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Francois' Langur monkey born at Toledo Zoo

Photo Source: Toledo Zoo/Koral Stoddard Photo Source: Toledo Zoo/Koral Stoddard

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A female Francois' Langur was born at the Toledo Zoo Aug. 10. Visitors can see her with her parents in the zoo's Primate Forest.

This is the fifth baby for father Dong Puong and mother Ashes, who is providing excellent maternal care. Other Langurs on exhibit include the baby's big brother, Deshi, who was born in 2010.

As an adult, a Francois' Langur has a long, black, silky coat with a white band of cheek fur and a pointed crest of hair on top of its head. A Francois' Langur baby, however, is predominantly orange. Biologists believe the orange color helps the baby blend in with foliage in the tree canopies of its native habitat in Vietnam, southeast China and central Laos.

Fewer than 2,500 Francois' Langurs are estimated to survive in the wild, with hunting and habitat loss contributing to their status as endangered animals. The Toledo Zoo is one of less than 20 institutions in the United States to exhibit and breed Francois' Langurs. 

Dong Puong is owned by the Toledo Zoo, and Ashes is on a breeding loan from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Both parents arrived at the Zoo in May 2000 on recommendation from the Francois' Langur Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 

This summer through Labor Day weekend, the Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The zoo is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail, 4 miles south of downtown Toledo. Visit the Toledo Zoo or call 419-385-4040 for more information. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Francois' Langur monkey born at Toledo ZooMore>>

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain for rest of week

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain for rest of week

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>
  • Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:12:39 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
  • Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:08:34 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
Powered by Frankly