В Канаде в зоопарке Виннипега родился белорукий гиббон. Эти животные считаются вымирающими, поскольку из-за вырубки лесов в Юго-Восточной Азии уменьшается их жизненное пространство, сообщает пресс-служба зоопарка.
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Love is in the air at the Zoo ❤ We’re thrilled to present a new Zoo baby! This white-handed gibbon was born on Monday, February 4 to parents Maya and Samson, who were matched on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan Program. The new family has been enjoying some privacy in an off-exhibit area where they are being monitored by the animal care team. Baby Gibbon will make its first appearance to the public this Thursday on Valentine’s Day. Baby Gibbon’s sex is not known yet, as staff are taking a “hands-off” approach to care and will only examine the baby if necessary. Maya is proving to be an attentive mother and baby is doing well. White-handed gibbons are an endangered species due to habitat loss and hunting, and they are found mainly in tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia, where palm oil production is on the rise. Palm oil is found in many food products, cosmetics, soaps, candles, and even fuel. Visitors to the Zoo can learn what they can do to bring change to the palm oil industry by supporting companies that use traceable, sustainable palm oil.