Francois’ langur baby born at Lincoln Park Zoo

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With a mother named Pumpkin, a small monkey is, appropriately, the newest fall addition at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The zoo’s Francois’ langur, Pumpkin, gave birth to the bright orange baby at the Helen Brach Primate House on Sept. 30, according to a statement from the zoo.

The sex and measurements of the baby are yet to be determined, as the infant is clinging tight to the adult female monkeys. However, the infant is healthy, nursing regularly and showing signs of growth, according to the zoo.

“The infants are born a bright orange hue, which scientists believe encourages alloparenting among the population to protect the easily identified infants,” Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy said.

“The infant’s fur then fades to black within the first three to six months of life,” Leahy said.

The baby joins siblings Pierre, Orla and Chi, who all reside at the zoo.

Guests can visit the baby langur at the zoo daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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