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Assiniboine Park Zoo Reveals Name for Baby Gibbon

May 1, 2019 4:29 PM | News

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Baby Gibbon

The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest gibbon was born earlier this year to parents Maya and Samson. (APC / HANDOUT)

The baby gibbon at Assiniboine Park Zoo is no longer nameless.

The zoo announced Wednesday that Salju was the popular choice from an online public vote. The name is an Indonesian word meaning snow, which is perfectly on-brand for an animal living at Winnipeg’s zoo.

The nearly four-month-old has been living indoors since being born on February 4 to parents Maya and Samson.

The two other name choices in the online poll were Kadali, a south-east Asian name that means “banana tree,” and Perdana, Malay/Indonesian word meaning “prime” or “first.”

The zoo will be educating visitors about the adorable gibbon family this weekend during its Zoo Chats series.


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