A baby white-handed gibbon was born at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo to father Robert (aged 11) and mother Sipura (aged 21) on Sept 23rd. The baby was dubbed “ET” by the Vienna media after the famous Hollywood blockbuster alien although the zoo does not have an official name for the baby yet. Isn’t he adorable?I can’t stop saying “awwwwww”.
“ET” snuggling with his mother. Photo from Austrian Times.
White-handed gibbons or Lar gibbons (Hylobates lar), are listed as near threatened in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The Philadelphia Zoo has a few white-handed gibbons in their PECO Primate Reserve. Awwwwww ……..
Originally posted on The Prancing Papio