In the wild 25 years; up to 44 years under human care
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18-25 in long
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A little less than 1 lb
Come visit Robin and Yule at the Vanishing Kingdom.
- Expert at traveling in the trees
- Arms are longer than its legs, which allows the gibbon to cover a great distance – nearly 10 ft – with each pendulum swing of its body.
- Males can be either black or blonde
- Skin is black and the fur around its face, hands and feet are white. They are uniformly colored, but colors may vary from cream to red, brown or almost black.
- Range: South East Asia
- Habitat: Rainforests, tall trees
- Diet: fruits, leaves, insects and flowers. Occasionally birds and eggs
- Originally from tropical and subtropical forests of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia
- Only primates that habitually walk upright on their hind legs. They walk with arms held high for balance.
- Live in small groups of a pair with up to four offspring
- Gibbons are considered apes and not monkeys. Apes do not have tails.