White-Handed Gibbon
White-Handed Gibbon
Forests
ABout White-Handed Gibbon

GIBBONS ARE APES, NOT MONKEYS. THEY ARE ONE OF THE FEW PRIMATES THAT SING, AND THEIR DUETS CAN LAST UP TO HALF AN HOUR AT A TIME!

They use their strong hook-shaped hands and long arms to move by swinging, hand over hand, from branch to branch. Their coats range from pale cream to black; they have white markings on their faces, hands, and feet. Gibbons choose one mate for life, and the couples sing a duet to announce their territory.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
16-23'' long,
9-15 lbs
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Native Region
Southern and Southeast Asia
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Eating Habits
Fruit, leaves, insects
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Conservation Status
Endangered
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Where are they at the Zoo?
The White-Handed Gibbons are located in the Forest.
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