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Columbus Zoo - Gibbon Indoor Exhibit

July 2008. Two species of gibbon have access to this enclosure and an outdoor island. Siamangs and white-handed gibbons are the apes that make their home here.

Columbus Zoo - Gibbon Indoor Exhibit
snowleopard, 24 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Two species of gibbon have access to this enclosure and an outdoor island. Siamangs and white-handed gibbons are the apes that make their home here.
    • Zoogoer2000
      It looks small but really nice
    • snowleopard
      Yet another abandoned-temple/ruined structure type of exhibit, and I prefer the large island that is part of this gibbon habitat.
    • PAT
      Are the siamangs and white handed gibbons together. I always thought siamangs were too rough to be kept with anything smaller than thwemselves and that is why they are often kept with Orang-utans.
    • mstickmanp
      I think somebody once mentioned that they rotate, but I'm not sure.
    • Buckeye092
      Yes they rotate. We have one group of Lar Gibbons and one group of Siamangs.
    • PAT
      Thanks for that ColumbosZoo001.
    • snowleopard
      How does the rotation policy work for the two gibbon species? Do they each spend a few hours on the island and then the rest of the time indoors? Also, what happens at night?
    • Buckeye092
      When they are exhibited, each species gets every other day on the island, while the other species is in this exhibit. I'm not sure about night but I think the island species gets the indoor exhibit and the species that was indoors gets the island "prep" rooms, off exhibit - so they can be let out to the island immediately in the morning.
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