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A gibbon who lived alone in her cage had a child. Japanese zookeepers lastly understand how

NAGASAKI, Feb 11 (ctvnews.ca) –
Japanese zookeepers consider they’ve solved the thriller of how a gibbon turned pregnant regardless of dwelling alone in her cage.

Momo, a 12-year-old white-handed gibbon, shocked her keepers on the Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden in Nagasaki in February 2021 when she gave delivery regardless of having no male companionship.

Now two years later, following a DNA check on her child, the zoo has labored out who the daddy is — and even has a idea about how the gibbons mated.

The check confirmed the daddy to be Itō, a 34-year-old agile gibbon, who was in an adjoining enclosure to Momo across the time she turned pregnant.

The zoo informed CNN on Friday it believed that Momo and Itō had managed to mate by a small gap in a metal plate between their enclosures. The gap measured about 9 millimetres in diameter.

The child ape — who’s but to be named — now weighs round 2 kilograms and is “growing healthily” below Momo’s loving consideration, the zoo stated.
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Feb 11 (日テレNEWS) – 長崎県佐世保市の動物園で2021年に生まれ、まもなく2歳になる雄のシロテテナガザル。実は、その誕生を巡って“ある謎”が残されていました。
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