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Gibbon Forest

A naturalistic enclosure that spans the rock quarry wall located next to the Komodo dragons and the langurs' exhibit. Guests can closely examine the gibbons' behavior through glass panels that provide an uninterrupted site line. Wire fabric secures the enclosure and natural landscaping with ropes and vines give the gibbons opportunity for movement and play. Interpretive graphics illustrate how the biology of these lesser apes bridges the gap to the great apes like chimp and gorilla; how their monogamous nature allows both the female and male to raise their young; how their noisy vocalizations serve to communicate within the family and announce territorial boundaries. In addition, graphics explain their endangered status and the Zoo's efforts in conservation.