Gibbon father's heartwarming playtime with daughter

SloggerVloggerPublished: June 19, 201727,966 views
Published: June 19, 2017

No matter what they do, the gibbons always make the visitors at this zoo smile. Dad seems to be in a playful mood and starts to wrestle with his daughter, Meo. Too cute!

White-cheeked gibbons differ from the great apes by being monogamous for life, with the female taking the majority of the parental care. Young gibbons have not been observed to play regularly, possibly due to the small social groups, but this dad has really taken to care for his daughter, so much so that he is making sure that she has the proper childhood!

There’s a declining trend with the population of gibbons in the wild, accounting over 80% in the last 45 years, which classifies them as endangered by the IUCN. Due to deforestation and poaching, their numbers are seriously declining in their native Laos, Vietnam and Southern China.

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