Greater Slow Loris, an endangered monkey locally known as Lojjaboti, has given birth to a baby at the Bangladesh Wildlife Service Foundation in Moulvibazar's Sreemangal upazila.
The newborn was being breastfed since its birth today.
Sopon Deb Sajal, director of Bangladesh Wildlife Service Foundation, told The Business Standard that the mother monkey has been there for many years and has given birth three more times before.
"All the kids were freed once they turned into adults and we will release this one when it becomes one too," he added.
Sopon also said that the Lojjaboti monkey has been included as an endangered species in the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list.
"Lojjaboti monkeys are nocturnal animals and their scientific name is Nzcticebus coucang," said Dr M Monirul H Khan, professor of zoology at Jahangirnagar University.
They feed on insects, small birds, eggs of various animals, fruit, and vegetation, he added.