Meet the New Baby Gibbon

A baby white-cheeked gibbon cuddles up with mom, Burma, at the Helen Brach Primate House. The little one, born August 16, is the fourth offspring for Burma and mate Caruso.

A baby white-cheeked gibbon cuddles up with mom, Burma, at the Helen Brach Primate House.

Its gender still unknown, the baby shares the exhibit with its parents and brother Sai, who turned 3 in January. Its golden coat matches mom’s colors now but will darken to dad’s black by the time the new arrival is 2 years old.

White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered in the wild due to habitat loss and hunting. This birth came about thanks to a breeding recommendation from the Gibbon Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Nice baby picture.

Nice baby picture.

Re: Nice Baby Picture

Thank you--we're glad you enjoyed it!

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