There’s a new arrival at Helen Brach Primate House! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome 11-year-old white-cheeked gibbon Murray. Murray arrived from the Houston Zoo as recommended by the White-Cheeked Gibbon Species Survival Plan® (SSP).
Murray joins resident female Burma. The two will be companions and have been spotted spending time together. He is doing well and continues to explore his new habitat. Like most white-cheeked gibbons, Murray is inquisitive and has been engaged in enrichment and positive reinforcement training sessions with Animal Care staff.
White-cheeked gibbons were named after the white patch of fur surrounding their mouth and chin. They have extremely long arms and legs that are adapted to moving through trees but, like all apes, white-cheeked gibbons do not have tails.