Prague Zoo Celebrates Birth of Baby Gibbon
Dateline: Prague - 14 Augsut 2018
Date: 08/14/2018 04:10 PM
Prague - 14 August 2018
1. Baby gibbon in mother's arms inside enclosure
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitek Lukas, Curator of Primates at Prague Zoo: (Partially covered)
"In the breeding program is only about 70 animals. So, every newborn is very welcomed, because it is very important for us to grow up (increase) this population."
3. Close of baby gibbon's face whilst in mother's arms, pull out to midshot
4. Baby gibbon's arms grasping mother's back
5. Various of baby gibbon in mother's arms inside of enclosure
Eight days after its birth in captivity, a rare newborn Silvery Gibbon has gone on public display at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic.
The birth is the second successful one to parents Alangalang and Flip.
The pair previously gave birth to the first Silvery Gibbon ever born in captivity three years ago.
The gibbons, known for practicing lifelong monogamy and their distinctively small, intense faces, number fewer than 4,000 in the wild.
Vitek Lukas, the curator of primates at Prague Zoo welcomed the new arrival saying it was of critical importance to the breeding program of the species, which is native to Java in Indonesia.
Typically gibbons live in family groups where the young ones stay with their parents until the age of about six.
For now the baby gibbon remains unnamed until its sex is known.