We're thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby gibbon and a baby mangabey, born two weeks apart at the park in Kent. These latest additions are the perfect excuse for a day trip to the wild animal park with the family. Not only will these new little ones entertain your little monkeys but there is plenty to do at Howletts including; the Treetop Challenge, visiting the biggest elephant family in the UK and educational talks so you can learn a little more about the animals you see.
Introducing Javan gibbon, Gpenk:
Born 23.12.16, he is the second baby born to dad Aldo and mum Saraswati. He is named after a member of the Java team who oversee the reintroduction and breeding of langurs and gibbons in The Aspinall Foundation's Indonesian project. Gpenk is already very inquisitive for a baby gibbon and is often seen checking out his surroundings and watching what his older brother, Made, is getting up to.
Introducing white naped mangabey, Kumasi:
Born on 09.01.17, he is a very important and happy addition to Howletts. The baby’s mum, Cumba, was hand reared in a zoo in France and the team were worried that she would reject the youngster, however, Kumasi is thriving and Cumba is being the perfect mum, always keeping a tight arm wrapped around him. The baby has been named Kumasi after a town in Ghana. He is already very active and loves interacting with his half-brother Koba.