26/11/2015 11:21 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Incredibly Rare Francois' Leaf Monkey Langur Born At Taronga Zoo -- And For Now, He's A Redhead

This little ginger newborn at Taronga Zoo won't be a redhead for long. The rare Francois' Langur, or Leaf Monkey was born on November 7 but by the time he's an adult, he'll have slinky black fur like his mum Meili.

None the less, enamored Zookeepers have named the youngster after the Mandarin word for pumpkin -- Nangua.

Senior primate keeper Jane Marshall said mum and bub were doing well.

“Meili has shown her calmness and experience since the birth, cradling and protecting the baby, but also allowing Noel and Elke to get close to him,” Marshall said.

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