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Baby silvery gibbon born at wildlife park

Sat, 16 Sep 2017


The Curraghs Wildlife Park is celebrating after a baby silvery gibbon was born at the park.

The birth comes just a year after Nakula and Slamet moved to the Island.

The new arrival has been named Ffinlo - Manx for fair hero - and it's hoped his birth will help teach visitors about the plight of the silvery gibbon in their natural habitat.

Only 2000 adults of breeding age live in the wild on Java in Indonesia, with the illegal pet trade and destruction of habitat resulting in the silvery gibbon becoming endangered.

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