Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has long been home to some of the earth's most popular and spectacular creatures! African lions, Amur (or Siberian) tigers and siamang apes are long-time family members of the Zoo.
Lion manes are thought to assist the male in attracting females at mating time as well as frightening off rival males.
One feature that distinguishes siamangs from other primates is the duet song that marks their territory with sound. It consists of loud booms and barks, amplified by resonating sounds across their inflated throat sacs.