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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 August, 2004, 08:42 GMT 09:42 UK
Red head day honours monkey birth
Laa Laa the Francois langur monkey
The monkey's fur will turn black as she matures
In honour of the arrival of a rare red head at London Zoo, humans with the same hair colour are being given cut price entry to the venue on Sunday.

The baby Francois Langur monkey, named Laa Laa, will only keep her bright ginger fur for up to six months before it turns black.

The bright colour helps her mother keep a close eye on her.

Red heads can visit the central London zoo with a friend with any hair colour on a two-for-one basis.

Laa Laa was born on 6 July to her 13-year-old mother Shaneka and father Max, 10. She has an older brother called Grub.

The breed of monkey is native to north east Vietnam, south east China and west central Laos.

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