Bali Zoo’s Baby Javan Langur

It's a Boy!

It's a Boy! Baby Javan Lutung hand fed at Bali Zoo

A male baby monkey Java Trachypithecus Auratus or more commonly known as Javan Langur or Javan Lutung, (a primate originally native to Java, Bali and Lombok) was born in the evening on June 13, 2014 at the Bali Zoo. The birth from a couple of endangered species Dara (7 years) and Tibo (8 years) is the first-born in Bali Zoo in Gianyar. With a weight of 500 grams the baby has been named ‘Unggul’ (meaning, superior). It is still under the strict supervision of medical team to get the best treatment and nutrition.

Javan Langur is diurnal meaning that it is active during the day, especially at the tops of trees. The physical characteristic of the Javan Langur is its extremely long tail which oat 80 cm is almost twice the length of its body of 55 cm. These primates can reach a maximum of 6 kg weight and are malignly herbivores and like to eat leaves, fruits and flowers.

Recently their population has been decreasing and in 2008 IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) classified its status as that of an endangered animal that can only be found on Java, Bali and Lombok.

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