And Then Along Comes Jari

Education Specialist Lucy B. of the Jackson (Mississippi) Zoo wrote us an email, and sez: “Hi there! I work at the Jackson Zoo in Mississippi, and as a super fan of your page, I thought that these pics of our new baby gibbon would be perfect for you. B/C is there nothing cuter? I don’t think so.” [You're right. -Ed]

Jari feeding
“These are pictures of Jari, a female white-handed gibbon born on November 22, 2013. She was a very welcomed early Christmas present. Her parents are Mia and Cookie-Man.” [COOKIE MAN? Great name. -Ed]

Jari glamour shots
“Unfortunately, Mia doesn’t have a reliable parenting history, so Jari was whisked off to be cared for by the veterinary staff. Our vet tech Donna has the task of feeding her every 2-3 hours, 24 hours a day.” [Donna needs Red Bull. -Ed]

Jari hold on
“Jari is name after the Indonesia word for ‘fingers,’ because as a gibbon she needs to have long arms and fingers to help her swings through the trees. Hope you love her as much as we do!” [Roger that. -Ed]

Jari Not Another picture
“All photos were taken by Chris Todd. You can check out pics on our Facebook page.”

Jari sleeping
Title from The Association, man.

Comments

  1. I’m not a big monkey fan but Jari is adorable! Like those troll dolls from the 70’s – but actually cute!!

    I wish though that Jari had a real mommy to hold and hug her.

  2. Transpogue says:

    Oh my goddess, that face! Can you imagine how soft she is?? So glad she has loving hoomins to look after her.

  3. ITA. She’s so sweet.

  4. Mary (the first) says:

    Very, very sweet!!

  5. sabrina rose says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. Jari is beyond adorable!! I’d be glad to take a shift of feeding her!

  6. Oh my stinking gosh! *klunk*

  7. Aww! Squee baby!

  8. I got a chuckle out of “a reliable parenting history.”

  9. WHAT A DOLL!

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