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.
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.