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Your Daily Dose of Awwww: Baby Gibbon!

You know I’m a sucker for the animals.  So much so, that the baby deserves his own exclamation point.

Behold Unnamed Baby Gibbon (!), who made his debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Feb. 2.  The endangered white-cheeked baby gibbon (!) and his mother, Melaka, are bonding well, according to the animal experts who oversee the daily care of the primates. Some fun facts for you: White-cheeked gibbons live 25 to 30 years on average and may weigh up to 18 pounds.  (Or slightly less than the size of my six-month-old chubster of a daughter (!)  The tree-dwelling primates are native to Laos, Vietnam and southern China.  And, of course, Walt Disney World.

Guests can see them and the baby’s two sisters, Suki and Tuyen, in their habitat near Kali River Rapids.  Because Melaka is an experienced mother, she presumably already had a swaddle, rear-facing car seat and a breast pump for those girls’ nights out.

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Candy Kirby

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.

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