Meet Fran the François, Twycross Zoo’s Special New Arrival
August 04, 2022
In celebration of the England women's national football team’s success last weekend, Twycross Zoo has dedicated the name of their adorable new François' Langur to midfielder Fran Kirby.
François' Langurs are an endangered species that live in a matriarchal society where the females share parenting responsibilities with each other
The Lionesses' victory is a huge success & Twycross hopes that naming their latest special arrival after one of the incredible players from this inspiring women’s team is a fitting tribute that will inspire success to this amazing endangered species.
Dr Rebecca Biddle, Director of Conservation at Twycross Zoo said:
“We’ve all been gripped by the excitement and energy of the Lionesses during their Euros campaign. François’ Langurs live in groups of between 4 and 27, in a matriarchal society where the females share parenting responsibilities with each other, and we hope that naming our latest special arrival after Fran Kirby, one of the incredible players from this inspiring women’s team, is a fitting tribute to their success.”
Fran the François was born on 8th July to mum Lychee, who has been at Twycross Zoo since 2009, and dad Chow who arrived in 2016.