Three white-headed langurs born in reservation in south China
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Three white-headed langurs were recently born at a national nature reserve in Chongzuo City of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 
They were first found on a hillside inside the nature reserve by a conservator. 
"When we went on a patrol here, we happened to found three newborn baby langurs. Their fur is very beautiful, looking like gold," said Wu Shijun, a staff member with the national nature reserve for white-headed langurs. 
The adults are mostly blackish, with their heads and shoulders bright golden to yellowish-white. Babies are golden-orange, and their fur changes color when they turn four months old. 
Right now, another female white-headed langur is also pregnant. Her baby is expected to be born soon. 
"This is such a great condition. Under people's protection, the number of white-headed langurs is increasing. If every female white-headed langur could give birth to baby langurs, the number will welcome a rapid increase," said Huang Chengming, a research fellow with the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The white-headed langurs in Chongzuo City in S China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

The white-headed langurs in Chongzuo City in S China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

The white-headed langur is listed as a critically endangered species on the IUCN Red List. 
The white-headed langur has two subspecies. One in Vietnam is commonly known as Cat Ba langur, the other inhabits in China's Chongzuo City and the karst mountains surrounded by two rivers there.
Their existence could be traced back to more than three million years ago. But their number has decreased due to poaching and habitat losing. Before 1980, there were fewer than 300 white-headed langurs in China. Right now, the number has increased to over 1,100. 
Their Vietnam relatives are not as lucky, with the number estimated at less than 70.  
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