Gibbon Attacks 3-Year-Old Boy At Malacca Zoo

A Gibbon attacks a young boy at a Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, a village in southern Malaysia. The Malacca Zoo Director stated the gibbon escaped from an enclosure before attacking the boy, Muhammad Afiq Haziq, leaving severe injury.

Following the attack, the 5 to 10-year-old ape was swiftly recaptured, and he has been kept under quarantine.

“This is the first such attack at the zoo,” Malacca Zoo director Ahmad Azhar Mohammed stated.

Now, officials are investigating how it escaped from its enclosure and why it attacked the boy. Attacks from theses animals are not common. Malacca Zoo director Ahmad Azhar Mohammed

The 3-year-old had to be hospitalized after the male siamang bit him on the right thigh leaving a severe injury.

When attacks do occur, they are normally between the apes for territory, and they are usually females.

The siamang is a tailless, arboreal, black-furred gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra.

The largest of the lesser apes, the siamang can be twice the size of other gibbons, reaching 1 m in height, and weighing up to 14 kg.

The siamang is the only species in the genus Symphalangus.

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