TULSA, Okla. - It's the first siamang born at the Tulsa Zoo in 23 years.
Sophie gave birth to the baby Feb. 10.
Zoo workers say momma and her newborn are doing well as father, Jambi, remains close to the pair.
The new addition, whose sex is not yet known, will remain in an off-exhibit area with its parents as they continue to bond.
Infant siamangs will cling to their mother’s abdomen for constant support during the first several months.
Siamang young are born nearly hairless and will stay with their parents until they reach maturity.
The Tulsa Zoo soon will break ground on a new siamang exhibit as part of the Lost Kingdom complex, which is slated to open in 2015.
The primates are from the rain forest canopies of Malaysia and Indonesia.
The arboreal siamang is currently listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List because of habitat destruction as forests in their home ranges continue to disappear.