10:00AM - 5:30PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)

9:30AM - 5:30PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)


Endangered Ape Born at Lion Country Safari

West Palm Beach, FL – Lion Country Safari welcomed a new

baby siamang gibbon to the park on September 19, 2019. The newest addition to

the family group can be seen clinging to mom, Tina, until it matures and begins

to explore on its own. The siamang family is visible on their habitat islands

in Lake Shanalee from either the Safari Queen boat tour, or as guests prepare

to enter the preserve and drive alongside the shoreline.

Siamang gibbons are a lesser ape species

native to the rainforests of Asia. Siamangs form permanent mating pairs and

produce one offspring after a gestation period of approximately 7 to 8 months.

The average life expectancy for a siamang is 25 to 30 years.

Siamang populations are decreasing in the wild

as a result of habitat loss and illegal wildlife trafficking. There are an

estimated 22,000 individual siamangs left in the wild. Lion Country Safari is a

proud participant of AZA’s Species Survival Plan (SSP), a breeding and

conservation program for threatened and endangered species in human care.

Posted by Design Support (mp) at 15:11