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Golden langur baby born at Zoo
Staff Reporter

 
 GUWAHATI, March 26 - Amid the nationwide lockdown and coronavirus gloom, ‘Bolin’ and ‘Lovely’ – a pair of golden langurs at the Assam State Zoo, were blessed with a male baby last night.

The Assam State Zoo, the only zoo in India to house golden langurs, had been recognised by the Central Zoo Authority to initiate a conservation breeding programme for the primate, as a part of which, Bolin and Lovely were housed in a breeding centre situated away from the visitor circuit.

The first successful birth took place in December 2019 when a female was born to them.

“This is a great achievement and all credit goes to the dedication and efforts of the keepers, veterinary doctors and all staff involved in the project,” Zoo DFO Tejas Mariswamy said. Golden langur is an endangered species.

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