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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A federally endangered, female Northern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus entellus) at the Chattanooga Zoo.

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A federally endangered, female Northern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus entellus) at the Chattanooga Zoo.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Francois’ langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. This species exhibits ‘aunting’ behavior, meaning several females will take care of the same baby. The bright orange coloration (which disappears by age six months) is thought to allow for easy tracking of the young one no matter which surrogate mom has it at any time.

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Spectacled langur, or dusky leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) at the Dallas Zoo. Rama is a male, born in 2000. He loves to eat honeysuckle, corn, oatmeal, grapes and bananas. He’s sort of aggressive, dominant, and has to be the boss. His name means ‘God of the monkeys’ and he always wants to be the center of attention, his keepers say. There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

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Spectacled langur, or dusky leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) at the Dallas Zoo. Rama is a male, born in 2000. He loves to eat honeysuckle, corn, oatmeal, grapes and bananas. He’s sort of aggressive, dominant, and has to be the boss. His name means ‘God of the monkeys’ and he always wants to be the center of attention, his keepers say. There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

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A female dusky leaf-monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus). named Marti at the Dallas Zoo.
There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

Marti was born in 1996. She is sassy, stubborn, very vocal and loves to eat honeysuckle.

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Two endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Two endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Two endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Two endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Two endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A critically endangered Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A critically endangered Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A vulnerable Laotian langur or white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. He is the only one in captivity in the world. Airport is name of this male. He was named for where he was confiscated; at the Hanoi Airport. Someone had captured him as a juvenile in Laos, then was trying to get him to Russia.

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A vulnerable Laotian langur or white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. He is the only one in captivity in the world. Airport is name of this male. He was named for where he was confiscated; at the Hanoi Airport. Someone had captured him as a juvenile in Laos, then was trying to get him to Russia.

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A vulnerable Laotian langur or white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. He is the only one in captivity in the world. Airport is name of this male. He was named for where he was confiscated; at the Hanoi Airport. Someone had captured him as a juvenile in Laos, then was trying to get him to Russia.

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A vulnerable Laotian langur or white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. He is the only one in captivity in the world. Airport is name of this male. He was named for where he was confiscated; at the Hanoi Airport. Someone had captured him as a juvenile in Laos, then was trying to get him to Russia.

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A vulnerable Laotian langur or white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. He is the only one in captivity in the world. Airport is name of this male. He was named for where he was confiscated; at the Hanoi Airport. Someone had captured him as a juvenile in Laos, then was trying to get him to Russia.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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A critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Eric.

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An endangered Hatinh langur (Trachypithecus hatinhensi) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Kurt. He was a confiscation. He was born in 1995.

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An endangered Hatinh langur (Trachypithecus hatinhensi) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Kurt. He was a confiscation. He was born in 1995.

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An endangered Hatinh langur (Trachypithecus hatinhensi) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. This animal’s name is Kurt. He was a confiscation. He was born in 1995.

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