Baby siamang born at Tulsa Zoo

Oklahoman Published: February 17, 2014
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TULSA (AP) — An endangered siamang has been born at the Tulsa Zoo.

A siamang is a primate native to rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia. The Tulsa Zoo says a female siamang named Sophie gave birth to a baby on Feb. 10.

It’s the first siamang to be born at the Tulsa Zoo in 23 years and the 14th siamang birth since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1968.

The baby siamang’s sex is not yet known. It will remain in an off-exhibit with its parents as they continue to bond.

Siamangs spend most of their time in trees and the arboreal siamang is listed as endangered because of the destruction of forests in their home ranges.



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