The Dickerson Park Zoo is mourning the death of a Siamang monkey named Lucu.
According to a Facebook post by the Dickerson Park Zoo, Lucu, who was 12-years-old, died on Friday, from an acute bacterial infection.
Lucu was one of two siamangs at Zoo. His mate, Makali, is getting extra enrichment and lots of interaction with her keepers. The reason being is a siamang pair will stay together for life.
Senior zookeeper Melissa Dickson says “Lu was by far the sweetest gibbon we’ve ever had here, we will miss him.”