‘Incredibly rare’ monkey born at Australian zoo

A newly-born male Francois’ Langur, one of the world’s rarest monkeys, stays close to his mother at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. (Taronga Zoo/AFP)
Updated 04 October 2019

‘Incredibly rare’ monkey born at Australian zoo

  • The male Francois’ Langur with its distinctive orange fur was born at Sydney’s Taronga zoo last week
  • Critically-endangered, the animal is only found in China and Vietnam where it is threatened by poachers

SYDNEY: One of the world’s rarest monkeys has been born at an Australian zoo.
The male Francois’ Langur with its distinctive orange fur was born at Sydney’s Taronga zoo last week and has not yet been named.
Critically-endangered, the animal is only found in China and Vietnam where it is threatened by poachers and loss of habitat from encroaching development.
“Seeing Francois’ Langurs in the wild is incredibly rare, but seeing a baby is even more so,” said Senior Zoo Keeper Jane Marshall.
The baby’s bright orange hair lasts just a few weeks before it begins to darken to the color of its mother Noel’s hair.
The zoo estimates there are only about 3,000 of the species left in the wild.
“Not a lot of people know about Francois’ Langurs as a species, but these beautiful animals are very vibrant animals, who are incredibly agile and intelligent,” Marshall added.


Mo Salah’s doppelganger substitutes him in some ads

Updated 13 October 2019

Mo Salah’s doppelganger substitutes him in some ads

  • Ahmad Bahaa is an engineer
  • He appeared in Eyptian Vodafone and Pepsi ads

DUBAI: Ahmad Bahaa’s image went viral last year on social media, for one simple reason: he is the look-a-like of internationally famous football player Mo Salah.

Bahaa lives in Egypt and works as an engineer, but he has also substituted Salah in some advertisements, Dubai daily Gulf News reported on Sunday.

“I do some of Mo’s shots for his advertisements when he is busy with the English Premier League,” Bahaa said I an interview with an Egyptian TV channel.

He appeared instead of Salah in the Vodafone and Pepsi ads, in the parts which are shot in Egypt.

A video shows Salah’s reaction after he met Bahaa, as the footballer himself was surprised by the resemblance.