The Gulf Breeze Zoo has events planned to make this holiday season merry.

GULF BREEZE — If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, look no further than the Gulf Breeze Zoo, which is known for its white rhinos.


According to a press release from the zoo, it received an early gift this year. The first white-handed gibbon was born at the zoo in a decade.


In July, the Zoo also finished construction and opened a new habitat for the endangered species of primate. The ape family is native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. The new baby boy can be seen daily with his mother Buttercup and father Tango.


Guests can watch the baby use his long arms and strong grip to hang on tight to mom while she swings through the air, the release said.


The release added that the Gulf Coast Area’s award-winning Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to more than 900 exotic animals. The Zoo supports wildlife conservation in more than 25 countries globally through financial aid, public education, captive breeding and habitat preservation.


It opens every day at 9 a.m. and is located off U.S. Highway 98. For more information, visit www.GBZoo.com.