A visitor favourite is coming back to Assiniboine Park Zoo.
Two young white-handed gibbons will arrive this fall.
The zoo is renovating the Pavilion of the Lions enclosure for the apes. The inside will be ready for them to spend the winter in. The outside will be ready for them to welcome spring.
Zoo COO Don Peterkin says he’s sure they’ll be a favourite among visitors.
“Apes, primates are something that everyone has been asking for,” he said.
White-handed gibbons are an endangered species mainly found in tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. They are part of the Species Survival Plan program.
The zoo hopes they’ll be welcoming even more gibbons in the future.