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Baby gibbon briefly escapes enclosure at San Antonio Zoo

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April 27 (UPI) -- Officials at the San Antonio Zoo confirmed a baby gibbon briefly escaped from its enclosure and was safely captured minutes later.

A zoo visitor captured video showing the baby white-cheeked gibbon, born at the zoo in January, running around on top of the mesh enclosure while its mother follows from inside.

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"Animal Care Specialists were quickly on the scene and safely retrieved the baby within minutes. The baby had remained next to his mom, who was keeping a watchful eye," zoo representative Cyle Perez told KSAT-TV.

Officials said zookeepers took the opportunity to give the gibbon a physical and he weighed in at a healthy 1 pound and 12 ounces.

The baby was then reunited with his parents. Officials said they believe the small baby was able to squeeze himself through a narrow opening between the mesh cabling and the cliff wall.

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