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.