We are home to six buff-cheeked gibbons. We have two females: Lucy, who was born in November 1996, and her daughter Lea, who was born in January 2003. They both came to us in September 2004 from London Zoo. They were soon joined by an adult male, Jon, who was born May 2000. He arrived from Ljubljana Zoo, Slovenia in February 2005. Lucy and Jon became proud parents to a healthy son, called Cheeky, in February 2006, and another son called Lloyd was born 2 May 2010.
In May 2013 we were delighted by the birth of another baby gibbon, who is yet to be sexed and named.
You can often hear our gibbons’ “song” in the early morning; it is a distinct and unmistakeable mix of long, high-pitched whoops and twitters.
Location in the Zoo
Our gibbons can be found in the gibbon enclosure near the Mansion House
Breeding Programme Category
Our gibbons are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP)