Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: June 19, 2021 2:09 am
The siamang infant at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo clings to mom
Photo Credit: Albuquerque BioPark Zoo
The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo have expanded their siamang family with the birth of an infant on Saturday June 12th to mother Johore. This brings the family group up to four members.
This is Johore's fourth baby with her partner Brian. "Johore and the baby are doing great," said Lynn Tupa, Zoo manager.
Big brother Eerie has been very curious about the new addition to the family as Tupa explained, "Eerie is very curious, but dad Brian has been keeping him distracted and entertained while mom and baby bond."
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Visitors to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo may be able to spot the new infant as the family have access to their habitat, weather permitting.
Siamangs are social animals which live in groups with up to six individuals. These are typically made up of a dominant male and female along with their offspring.
This birth comes as a recommendation from the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for siamang. SSPs, managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), aim to cooperatively manage threatened and endangered species at AZA-accredited facilities.
These animals are currently threatened in the wild due to habitat loss in their native home of Indonesia and Malaysia.