THIS brightly coloured little monkey certainly stands out from the crowd - as she is born a completely different colour to her mother.
She is the newest addition to the Javan langur group at Howletts Wild Animal Park and her apricot colour surprised the staff.
The species are commonly a shade of black but Malang lives up to her Latin name Trachypithecus auratus - as auratus means ’golden’. Matt Ford, head primate keeper at the park in Canterbury, Kent, said: “It’s great to see Malang with the family group - she is doing really well.
“Her mum has kept a close eye on her in an effort to shelter her from the recent bad weather we’ve had - so getting these pictures has taken a while.” The long-tailed primates are listed as a vulnerable species and they face the same threats as other primates in Asia, including loss of habitat and hunting.
Matt added: “Malang’s apricot colour really makes her stand out from the crowd, so visitors to Howletts should easily be able to spot her.” Javan langurs are native to the Indonesian islands of Java, Bali and Lombok - they can live to an age of around 20 years and grow to a height of 70cm. –TS