New life and new hope are given with every birth. When a newborn is received and introduced to the entire family or community, it is always a happy occasion. It is definitely cause for celebration.
The same is true for animals, especially for extinct or endangered species. A newborn would indicate that their line would continue to exist as long as the kid lived, remained healthy, made friends, and gave birth to additional children. It’s easier said than done, isn’t it?
Because of this, zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries commemorate and give the greatest importance to the birth of any kind of species that is becoming extinct.
endangered species François Langur
Langurs are medium-sized monkeys who like to live in tropical and subtropical regions’ cliffs and caves. Northeastern Vietnam and southwest China are home to the endangered François langurs.
The number of Fraçois langurs is declining, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Hunting is one of the main risks to their population. It makes sense that one’s birth would be widely honored.
Baby langur in the Philadelphia Zoo
The François langurs at the Philadelphia Zoo joyfully announced the good news as they had birth. Qu Báu, which means “precious” in Vietnamese, was the first child for Mei-mei and Chester, and they were delighted to be parents.
She was so little and adorable. The zoo saw that Mei-mei wasn’t really interested in caring for your child, though. They claimed that while this was common, it may harm Qu Báu’s health.
Animal doctor to the rescue.
The vets swiftly took action in response to their problem by bringing Quáu to the hospital to have a wash. In order to provide her with the nutrition she need as a baby, they also fed her. Qu Báu was gradually reintroduced to Mei-mei by the vet team so that they might develop a mother relationship. They similarly showed her to Chester gently.
Mei-mei and Chester had to get used to becoming Qu Báu’s mother and father for about a month. After that, the new mother began carrying the child wherever she went with a little assistance from her “aunts.”
The actions of a female langur.
Even though they are not the mother, female François langurs play an important part in a baby’s growth. The group’s female members would alternately carry the infant.
According to researchers, one of the reasons a newborn langur appears orange is because the mother can quickly identify the youngster. Their hair eventually becomes entirely black as they age.
As was already noted, there are just about 2,100 François langurs left in the world. Along with hunting, they blame illicit mining and quarrying for the decline.
The Langur Species Survival Plan was created by the Organization of Zoos and Aquariums in collaboration with other organizations. They want to save langurs and maybe increase their population.
Because of this, Philadelphia Zoo’s efforts to support infant Qu Báu ought to be applauded. Who knows that the birth of the first François langur in their zoo will be the beginning of many more.