Dickerson Park Zoo Gibbon Dies from Infection
A 12-year-old siamang at Dickerson Park Zoo has died. Lucu died Friday from an acute bacterial infection that did not respond to treatment, according to a zoo statement.
He was one of two siamangs at the zoo. His mate, Makali, is getting extra enrichment and interaction with her keepers in the Tropical Asia area. A siamang pair will stay together for life.
The lifespan of a gibbon is 30 to 35 years in the wild and 40 to 50 years in captivity.