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Zoo releases baby gibbon’s name following online competition



Indianapolis, Indiana – The white-handed gibbon named Echo was born to mother Koko on May 14 at the Indianapolis Zoo.

To choose a name for the newborn male, the zoo held an online competition.

Gibbons are a species of threatened ape found only in southern and southeast Asia.

They can weigh between 9 and 15 pounds, range in length from 16 to 23 inches, and have white markings on their faces, hands, and feet. According to the zoo, gibbons are one of the few primates who can sing, and their duets can last up to 30 minutes.

The gibbon family in the Forest is open to visitors visiting the zoo.