‘Ugly but cute,’ the new star at Hongshan Forest Zoo

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

A file photo shows the white-face saki monkey “Du Du” at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. /IC

“Du Du,” a white-faced saki monkey at Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, has captured hearts online with his unique appearance. Sporting dense black fur contrasting with a striking white face, he’s been dubbed “ugly but adorable” by fans around the world.

At Hongshan Forest Zoo, “Du Du” is not alone – he’s part of a trio, a loving family of three. Native to South America, white-faced saki monkeys show fascinating differences between males and females – the males boast a dark physique with a contrasting white face, while the females have a charming mottled brown coloration and petite size.

Come visit and witness the charm of “Du Du” and his family – an experience you won’t forget!