After bidding a tragic goodbye to a giraffe, the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden on Saturday welcomed a baby golden langur.
The baby langur was born to the “couple”, Lovely and Bolen.
With the new guest in the zoom, the total number of golden langurs has reached seven.
As per zoo authorities, the present langurs are Lovely, Bolen, Bobby, Tikla, Moon, Hema, and the new one who is yet to be named.
It may be mentioned that Assam State Zoo is a conservation breeding centre for the species.
The golden langur is an old-world monkey that is found in a small region of Western Assam and the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan.
The monkeys are an endangered species and are considered sacred by many Himalayan people.
The species has a decreasing population trend, and the total population of mature adults has been estimated to be around 6000–6500.
The monkeys are ]one of the most endangered primate species of India and Bhutan.