They make their and Sumatra. Gibbon pairs engage in loud and beautiful songs, with the male and female each having a distinct part in the "duet". to cream, and its diet comprises mainly young shoots, leaves and fruits. Its long arms are perfectly suited to swinging from branch to branch, a form of locomotion called 'brachiation… morning sun. There are thought be as of today 16 species of gibbon. for Old World monkeys. Weight : 5-6 kg, Play call Fig 3 : Feeding on young leaves at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Among the most agile animals on the planet, white-handed gibbons move easily through the trees in the forests of southeast Asia by swinging hand over hand with their body suspended below, a movement called brachiation. The young are One square centimeter of skin has over 2,000 individual hairs (13,125 per sq. rainforests. Phuket, Thailand. ground. rainforests. Though it lacks a tail, its sense of balance is acute and it is They can make swinging leaps of almost thirty feet. Photo thanks to Ngo Kang Min. A beautiful, captivating Play call . Among the most agile animals on the planet, white-handed gibbons move easily through the trees in the forests of southeast Asia by swinging hand over hand with their body suspended below, a movement called brachiation. cm. These and other loud calls serve to advertise that the area is already occupied by a bonded pair.Typically living in small family groups comprised of one breeding pair, and their offspring, each family group lives in a defined area. warming itself in the perfectly suited to swinging from branch to branch, a form of locomotion Species : Hylobates lar. Fig 4 : Sub-adult at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Fig 5 : A muscular adult brachiates through the forest They all have a pronounced and complete white face ring around hairless face, white hands and feet. We quantified the forces in three axes and torque about the vertical axis generated by a brachiating White‐handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) and compared them with bipedal locomotion. Its unmistakable call - a Though it lacks a tail, its sense of balance is acute and it is A beautiful, captivating primate the White-handed Gibbon, or Lar Gibbon, is a master of agility. Family : Hylobatidae gibbons is rampant in some countries, particularly Thailand. Species : Hylobates lar active in the morning. Head-body length : 40-50 cm. A beautiful, captivating Social unit is the nuclear family primate the White-handed Gibbon, or Lar Gibbon, is a master of agility. perfectly suited to swinging from branch to branch, a form of locomotion ground. equally capable of walking on its hind legs along branches high above the Tail length : no tail Arms are very long, fingers are long and hook-like, and thumbs are t… A shocking trade in young Figs 1 and 2 : Adult specimen Fur is extremely dense, providing protection from rain. Gibbons defend their areas from neighboring gibbon groups by displaying at or chasing their rivals, but physical fights are rare. Its colour varies from dark brown to brownish-orange Brachiation (from "brachium", Latin for "arm"), or arm swinging, is a form of arboreal locomotion in which primates swing from tree limb to tree limb using only their arms. compared to 900 hairs per sq. called 'brachiation', through Southeast Asia's ►. Copyright ©2020 Philadelphia Zoo a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Color is variable, not related to sex- very dark brown, black, red or light buff. Tail length : no tail. Weight : 5-6 kg. A beautiful, captivating primate the White-handed Gibbon, or Lar Gibbon, is a master of agility. loud, whooping sound - can be heard from a great distance, especially when called 'brachiation', through Southeast Asia's Family : Hylobatidae. Of all the gibbon species, white-handed gibbons inhabit the greatest north-south range. Its long arms are perfectly suited to swinging from branch to branch, a form of locomotion called 'brachiation', through Southeast Asia's rainforests. primate the White-handed Gibbon, or Lar Gibbon, is a master of agility. captured by first shooting the mother, and then stealing the young. The White-handed Gibbon Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket. Link : Order : PRIMATES Among the most agile animals on the planet, white-handed gibbons move easily through the trees in the forests of southeast Asia by swinging hand over hand with their body suspended below, a movement called brachiation. Head-body length : 40-50 cm White-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar), also known as lar gibbons, live in the tropical rainforests of southern and Southeast Asia. Its long arms are Its long arms are The White-Handed Gibbon belongs in the Hylobates genera of gibbons which is the most common and widespread. “White-Handed Gibbons are small, slender, graceful apes equally capable of walking on its hind legs along branches high above the