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This photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Indah, one of the Brookfield Zoo's White Cheeked Gibbons, with her infant son born Nov. 15, in Brookfield, Ill.

Hanging out with mom


Fast facts

  • All white-cheeked gibbons are born with a blond coat matching their mother's coat, a form of camouflage.
  • The new male gibbon will retain this light coloring until it begins to turn dusky when he is half a year old.
  • By the time he reaches his first birthday, the young gibbon will be sporting a black coat with light cheek patches, like his dad and brother.
  • He will retain this coloration for life. Females turn black and then back to blond again, with a small patch of black on their crown, when they reach sexual maturity at around 6 to 8 years of age.