Uncommon white-cheeked gibbon born in Polish zoo

A uncommon white-cheeked gibbon named Dao who was born in September sits on mom’s lap on the Zoo in Wroclaw, Poland October 28, 2021. Wrocaw Zoo/Handout by way of REUTERS

WARSAW: A uncommon white-cheeked gibbon named Dao has been born in a zoo within the Polish metropolis of Wroclaw, transferring the critically endangered species a small step additional away from extinction.

There are solely 150-160 such gibbons left within the wild, in addition to about 200 in captivity worldwide, Wroclaw Zoo stated. Within the wild, the animals are present in Vietnam and Laos. They’ve additionally been seen in China, though not for 30 years.

White-cheeked gibbons are troublesome to breed. Dao was born in late September, however the zoo solely introduced his beginning on Thursday.

Radoslaw Ratajszczak, the director of Wroclaw Zoo, stated it probably the greatest enclosures for gibbons in Europe, with many bushes and ropes.

“They’ll behave naturally right here and have peace and quiet. They return the favour with stunning singing and offspring.” 

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