The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Baby Siamang Gibbon Born

PROUD MUM: Peggy, a Siamang Gibbon Ape,
has given birth at Orana Wildlife Park.

A baby Siamang Gibbon Ape is the latest arrival at Orana Wildlife Park.

Peggy and Oscar, Orana Wildlife Park's singing Siamang Gibbon pair, are new parents to the first Ape ever born at the park.

Officials at the park said Peggy and Oscar were proving to be great parents to the five-week-old youngster.

"Not only is this the first Ape to be born at the Park, but the youngster is an important animal for the regional breeding programme." Animal Collection Manager, Ian Adams said.

The baby's father Oscar is a confiscated animal caught in the wild so provides the region with a genuine new bloodline.

Staff have still to determine if the baby is a boy or a girl.

Siamang Gibbons are classified as 'Endangered' by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

The species is threatened due to a number of factors, particularly habitat loss as their rainforest home is being destroyed."


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