IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Sid, a Mueller Grey Gibbon born at the Idaho Falls Zoo, has been reunited with his parents.
The City of Idaho Falls said in a press release the baby Gibbon has been under intense care by zoo staff since his birth because of complications.
“To hand raise a gibbon is an extremely complicated and time-intensive,” Zoo Operations Manager Linda Beard said. “He needs 24-hour attention just like a human infant.”
Officials say Sid is the first Mueller Grey Gibbon born at the zoo and is one of 16 living in the United States. The species is currently listed at an endangered primate.