August 23, 2011
Babysitting Langurs, India
Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic
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Are these the monkeys' mothers? Not always. Langurs often share babysitting duties within a close-knit group of females and their offspring. The young are born with thin dark fur that turns thick and grayish gold after a few months.
See more pictures from the August 2011 feature story "A Monkey That Knows No Bounds."
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