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Cute Alert! Bronx Zoo Shows Off First Baby Gibbon Born There In 12 Years

Baby Gibbon at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Baby Gibbon at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s Bronx zoo has a new resident that’s native to parts of Asia: a white-cheeked baby gibbon.

The primate was born to parents Christine and Milton at the Wildlife Conservation Society zoo.

Zoo officials say it is the first to be bred at the zoo since 2000.

It’s the first offspring for the father and the 11th for the mother. The baby’s gender has not been determined and it does not have a name yet.

Gibbons at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Gibbons at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

It was born on Nov. 24.

They are part of the zoo’s Jungle World indoor rainforest habitat.

Gibbons are endangered by deforestation and hunting in Vietnam, China and Laos.

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