Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park announces the birth of two rare gibbon species! Earlier this month, the zoo welcomed both a pileated and a white handed gibbon and the babies are being well taken care of by their mothers! These are significant births for Wildlife World, as well as for animal conservation worldwide, as gibbons are the most endangered primates globally! Between Wildlife World’s three gibbon families, they have welcomed 12 gibbon babies over the past 18 years.
Wildlife World is one of only two zoos, in the country to care for the pileated gibbon. With this being the zoo’s 3rd birth of the species, this brings the total number of these critically endangered primates in the U.S. to fourteen. Wildlife World currently has siamang, white handed, and pileated gibbons on display. This makes their gibbon collection one of the largest and most diverse in the country!
Gibbons are small tailless apes found in the tropical rainforests of southern and Southeast Asia. gibbons are among the fastest of all primates and despite lacking a tail for balance, they can be found walking on their hind legs along branches high above the ground, characteristically raising their arms above their head for balance.
Wildlife World’s keepers and veterinarians have raised dozens of species of wild and endangered animals over the past quarter century. All baby primates are raised by their parents, while select other species are raised in our Baby Animal Nursery. At Wildlife World, we strive to maximize genetic diversity in the zoological population with our breeding programs.
With more than 600 species and 6000 animals on display, there’s always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. Other babies on display including a zebra, two bobcats, DeBrazza monkeys, endangered addax & Arabian oryx and other youngsters throughout the 100-acre park.
As an USDA licensed, private institution, accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park receives zero taxpayer funding. No tax dollars have ever been spent to build or operate Wildlife World in its nearly 35-year history.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ (SE Corner of State Route 303 and Northern Ave.) Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 5:00 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission includes access to the Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park.
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