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Zookeepers raising newborn monkey rejected by its mother

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Zookeepers are hoping to reunite a newborn gibbon with his mother after they help the baby gain enough strength to be able to swing from tree branches.

The newborn was rejected by its mother, which is not unusual for first-time mother gibbons, according to animal experts.

“When I first started he hardly had any fur on his body. He was bald,” said volunteer Pam French. “And now he has gotten so much fur and looks more like a monkey.”

Zookeepers and volunteers are helping the baby monkey gain strength by completing various exercises.

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