Hot in travel: amazing animals from around the globe

This week's amazing animal stories stretch from burning Christmas markets to the pages of The New York Times.

A rare baby orange leaf monkey was born at the Taronga zoo

A rare baby orange leaf monkey was born at the Taronga zoo Image by Taronga Zoo

A bright orange baby leaf monkey was born in the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Known as the Fracois' Langur monkey, it's one of the rarest monkey species in existence. The male infant has been named Nangua after the Mandarin word for pumpkin, and was discovered in its mother Meili’s arms on 7 November. To read more go here.

Spot the white cat

Spot the white cat Image by Slate

And an animal made a surprise appearance in a piece by economist and journalist Paul Krugman's New York Time's article on Monday entitled Terror Politics. The article featured the iconic image of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton watching the raid that was to kill Osama bin Laden. Except this image that Krugman put in featured a white cat hidden in the image, which some readers spotted. Krugman apologised saying he'd taken it from Slate to "lighten things up". To read more go here.

A polar bear cub is doing well at the Columbus Zoo.

A polar bear cub is doing well at the Columbus Zoo. Image by Columbus Zoo

A polar bear cub at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is being nursed by staff after the female, born 6 November, was no longer being cared for by its mother. The mother, Aurora, had given birth to two cubs, but only the one survived. To read more go here.

A reindeer is still missing in Cuneo, Italy after it escaped from a Christmas market in flames

A reindeer is still missing in Cuneo, Italy after it escaped from a Christmas market in flames Image by Lea Besson / CC BY 2.0

A Christmas market in Cuomo, Italy had its share of bad luck when a fire broke out burning down 40 stalls and allowing for the escape of one opportunistic reindeer. The reindeer is still believed to be at large, and its owners are worried about its survival as its a domesticated animal unsuited to the wild. To read the full story go here. 

Chinese cloning factory to duplicate large animals such as cows and horses.

Chinese cloning factory to duplicate large animals such as cows and horses. Image by sethoscope / CC BY-SA 2.0

An unfortunate cow had to be rescued from a roof-top patio by firemen after it fell from a 20-foot clifftop. Crews said the astonished home owner thought he was being burgled when the large Fresian crashed onto a terrace over his garage near Halifax, West Yorkshire. To read more go here.

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