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Monday 19 February 2018

Shay Gibbon is No 1 attraction

THEY'RE both agile, acrobatic and named Shay. One is Ireland's goalkeeper and the other is a hairy baby ape of unknown sex.

In honour of the great Donegal man, a baby agile gibbon in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork has been named Shay Gibbon.

A competition was held on Facebook to pick a name for the three-month-old ape. Shay beat George, Mel and Robin, after the late member of the Bee Gees, in the online poll. One problem: the little one has been closely guarded by its mother Chloe and its sex remains unknown. If it's a girl they'll call her Shea, after a character in the TV series 'Game of Thrones'. Simple.

Irish Independent

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