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Australia's first orange monkey


Staff at a Sydney zoo have been showing off the first Francois Langur monkey to be born in Australia.

Small enough to sit in the palm of her keeper's hand, and with bright orange fur, Elke has been rejected by her mother.

Mandy McLellan, who has been caring for Elke, said she hopes to reunite the pair in a few months' time.

Leaf-eating monkeys are endangered in parts of South East Asia - although they are born with orange fur, it turns black as they grow up.


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