SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A siamang gibbon named Lucu passed away at the Dickerson Park Zoo Friday, Dec. 9. He was 12 years old.
Lucu suffered from an acute bacterial infection and did not respond to treatment.
“Lu was by far the sweetest gibbon we’ve ever had here,” senior zookeeper Melissa Dickson said in a press release.
He is survived by his lifetime mate Makali, who is receiving extra love and attention from zookeepers.