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Endangered monkey, last of her species in the U.S., euthanized at Philly Zoo

September 21, 2018
Douc langurs are found in the rainforests of Vietnam and Laos and are considered an endangered species, the zoo said.
Douc langurs are found in the rainforests of Vietnam and Laos and are considered an endangered species, the zoo said.

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Toi, a 21-year-old female red-shanked douc langur — the last of her species in North America — was euthanized Wednesday at the Philadelphia Zoo due to failing health, the zoo said Friday.

“Toi was a favorite of many. Her gentle demeanor and unique behavior of covering her eyes with her hand endeared her to staff and visitors alike,” Dr. Andy Baker, the zoo’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We are truly saddened by this loss, Toi’s long and healthy life was a testament to the excellent care she received here from the keeper team and veterinary staff.”

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