Siamang Gibbons

Sam & Sasak

(Symphalangus syndactylus)

Sam, the siamang gibbon, came to us from Banham Zoo. He was born on 02/10/92. His partner, Sasak came to us from Dublin Zoo.  She was born on 02/05/92.  The pair met later in life when they were both 19 years old and in need of companionship of a similar age. Both gibbons instantly liked each other and have had a strong bond ever since. Sam remains very protective of Sasak. Both gibbons re-affirm their relationship by regularly singing and grooming together.