Gibbon pair join Noah's Ark

TWO gibbons have taken up residence in Wraxall - and plenty of monkeying around is expected from the playful pair. The two Siamang gibbons, which

TWO gibbons have taken up residence in Wraxall - and plenty of monkeying around is expected from the playful pair.The two Siamang gibbons, which are yet to be named, have moved into Noah's Ark Zoo's new Gibbon Gallery, the largest gibbon house in Europe.Siamang gibbons are the largest of the gibbon family and are classified as an endangered species.Head keeper Chris Wilkinson said: "Siamang gibbons are very noisy, famous for making loud resonating calls and songs in the forests of Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra, which can even be heard about two miles away."As the Gibbon Gallery is opposite the current Monkey House with the lemurs, marmosets and tamarins it will be interesting to see if and how they call to each other."The two have been moved to Wraxall from Twycross and Banham zoos for special care and attention as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.Visitors will be able to see the Siamang gibbons at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm over the Easter holidays, as well as all the zoo's other attractions.For more details visit the website www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk or call 01275 852606.


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