Bronx Zoo Welcomes White-Cheeked Gibbon

January 18, 2013

Excited to tell New Yorkers about our new arrival, the Daily News asked the zoo's curator of mammals for an update on the white-cheeked gibbon baby now hanging around in JungleWorld.

Our white-cheeked gibbon baby--the first born at the Bronx Zoo since 2000--is causing quite a stir. The little one, now on exhibit in JungleWorld, hangs close to veteran mom, Christine, affectionally known by the name "Kicks." Father Milton is a first-timer, but he seems to be getting into the swing of things. The baby was born as part of our Species Survival Plan, a breeding program designed to preserve endangered animal species like this one.