Greenwood animal sanctuary seeks help to save baby gibbon - KCTV5

Greenwood animal sanctuary seeks help to save baby gibbon

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GREENWOOD, MO (KCTV) -

Workers at a Greenwood animal sanctuary are trying to save the life of a baby gibbon.

The endangered species was born at 5 a.m. Monday at Monkey Island Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.  She does not have a name yet.

Sanctuary officials say her mom rejected her, and even tried to hurt her. So the workers took the baby away.  Now they're feeding the little one by hand every 90 minutes for three weeks.

"Right now, it's just keep her alive, keep her safe, take care of her and be her mother for the next year," Dana Savorelli said.

Savorelli said they also hand raised another gibbon, which weighed about 1 pound.

If anyone would like to help the baby gibbon out, they can log online to donate to Monkey Island.

Monkey Island Animal Rescue and Sanctuary receives it's funding from Midwest Tongs, which dedicated to providing a safe and healthy life for abandoned and unwanted exotic animals.

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