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Thomas Geissmann, Gibbon Research
A baby hoolock (Bunopithecus hoolock) was reportedly born at the Beijing Zoo. This gibbon is one of the most endangered primate species in China.
Since many years, hoolocks have been kept at the Beijing Zoo, as well as in several other Chinese zoos. In recent years, no captive hoolocks have been confirmed for zoos.outside of Asia.
This species has been bred in captivity only very
times. Nevertheless, according to the zoo report, this is the second time in two
decades that hoolocks gave birth at the Beijing Zoo.
Xiao Wei (ed.): Endangered primates find new home at Beijing Zoo (17 Jan. 2004, http://www.cctv.com/english/20040117/100639.shtml)