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Norfolk zoo to celebrate siamang's 1st birthday

Friday - 8/23/2013, 11:40am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Zoo is celebrating the first birthday of Lola the siamang.

The zoo in Norfolk will hold a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Lola actually turned 1 on Aug. 20.

Siamangs are a large species of gibbon native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They have black shaggy hair and a naked face. They grow up to 35 inches in length and 28 pounds.

Like their larger orangutan cousins, habitat loss is threatening their survival in the wild.

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