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Baby monkey could be secret to Giants’ success

“Lucky Langur” roots for San Francisco Giants.

By Vetstreet Oct 26, 2012 2:45PM

Photo: YouTube // The San Francisco Giants have had good luck since this This baby monkey may be the San Francisco Giants’ lucky charm. The monkey, a François’s langur whose fur sports the team’s orange and black colors, was born at the San Francisco Zoo just before the team came back from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the World Series earlier this month — and the Giants have gone on to win their first two championship games against the Detroit Tigers.

"Things have turned literally since she's been born," zoo spokesperson Abigail Tuller told the Los Angeles Times. The baby even "seems to perk up when she sees people with Giants logos on," Tuller said.

Though the monkey has yet to be named, the zoo has put up a sign in front of the primate’s enclosure reading "Lucky Langur lives here."

The François’s langur is an endangered species. Babies are born with orange heads and black bodies, and the baby’s head will change to black in the next three to six months, the zoo said. In the meantime, fans are hopeful she'll bring enough luck for the Giants to win the Series. The team has its next two games against the Tigers over the weekend. — Read it at Discovery News

Photo: YouTube // The San Francisco Giants have had good luck since this "Lucky Langur" was born at the city's zoo.

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