The Virginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Siamang

A baby siamang was born at the Virginia Zoo this weekend.

According to the Zoo’s Facebook page, Zoo Keepers found 33-year-old mom, Malana, with her newborn infant on Sunday morning. Both mom and baby appear to be doing well and the baby is nursing. The sex of the baby has yet to be determined as Animal Care Staff will not intervene as to allow them time to bond.

photo via The Virginia Zoo

The post shared on social media explains that Mom and baby have access to the dayroom and their dens while they acclimate to their new environment. 18-year-old dad, Bali, will intermittently be in the dayroom with them or out on Siamang Island.

photo via The Virginia Zoo