Endangered Siamang Gibbon Born at Phoenix Zoo
December 12, 2021
Phoenix Zoo Siamangs Haddie and Boyd welcomed this sweet little baby on November 22. Mom and baby are doing very well. While Zoo official don't yet know the baby's sex, they’ll announce it as soon as they know.
These photos and videos were taken in the Siamangs’ night house. Haddie, Boyd and now the baby live on an island. While keepers clean the island habitat and set out food and behavioral enrichment, the Siamangs hang out together in this night house.
The siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) is an arboreal, black-furred gibbon native to the forests of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The species is classified Endangered on the The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.