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Oklahoma zoo welcomes new addition after rare birth

Tulsa Zoo Siamang baby

Tulsa Zoo Siamang baby

Tulsa Zoo Siamang baby

Tulsa Zoo Siamang baby

TULSA, Okla. – A local zoo is welcoming its newest member to the family following a very rare birth.

The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby Siamang, which is a member of the ape family.

Currently, Siamangs are on the endangered species list.

The animals are native to Malaysia and Indonesia but are becoming extinct because their native habitats are being destroyed.

Officials say Siamangs don’t do well in captivity, which makes this birth even more special.

In fact, this is the first Siamang to be born at the Tulsa Zoo in the last 23 years.

Although the sex is still unknown, zoo officials say mom and baby are both doing well.