Now you are three, Penny!

It will be a family affair when Lar gibbon Penny celebrates her third birthday today.


With the arrival of a tiny sibling on January 16, Penny is now a big sister and will be sharing her birthday goodies with the baby gibbon, mum Meo and dad, Huggy.

Upper Primates Team Leader, Pat Stevens said: “Penny is growing up fast and although she is very independent, she still likes a cuddle with mum.

“To mark her big day we’ll be giving her some extra mealworms and locusts which she’ll share with mum, baby and dad, Huggy.”

If you’re on site today, listen out for their loud whooping call and maybe their own special version of Happy Birthday! 

The newest arrival will be named when staff determine the baby’s sex.