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Itanagar Zoo Welcomes Two New Gibbons

December 25, 2020

Itanagar Biological Park, popularly known as Itanagar Zoo, welcomed two new gibbons in a span of eight days, bringing joy on the faces of the animal lovers of Arunachal Pradesh.

The first baby was born to the zoo's youngest couple Jesu and Sonu on December 12 and the second to Bhat and Yapa on December 20, reported The Morung Express quoting Dr Sorang Tadap, the veterinarian of Itanagar Zoo.

"The genders of the new-born gibbons can be identified only after four years through morphological changes in their skin colour," Tadap said.

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The baby gibbons have been kept under 15-day observation in, which is a very crucial period for their survival, he said.

The zoo, covering an area of over 250 hectares, launched the Hoolock Gibbon Conservation Breeding Programme (HGCBP) in 2007.

Seventeen gibbons have been born in the facility since 2008, of which only three have died.

It may be mentioned here that another gibbon was born on October 2 this year and it has been named Gandhi.

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