Farewell Our Old Friend Butz

It struck our heart to write the “What’s going on” this time, as the most adored douc langur in our center Butz passed away on December 27th. As gloomy as it is to tell you this story, we think that Butz deserves every condolences from his friends and fans he can have.

On the morning of 27/12, our hearts were scattered into pieces the moment we walked into the door and saw Butz lying motionless on his bed in the quarantine room. Although his death was foreseeable because of his old-age, the strange feeling when the most loved animal in our centre forever changed his residency to heaven struck us deeply. Farewell my old friend. We will take great care of your wife and your son.

What's going on: Butz passed away

» A rare photo of Butz’s beautiful family

Hand-reared since 1997 from when he was just a little baby, this red-shanked douc langur named Butz stayed with EPRC longer than most of our keepers. Butz was, without any doubt, the most friendly, affectionate and lovely langur in our centre. In fact, he appeared in many of our posters and was chosen to appear in a television program about EPRC. He was one of the few resident in our centre who had a wife and a son.

What's going on: Butz passed away

» A rare photo of Butz and Mr. Tilo Nadler, founder of EPRC.

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