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Primates

Gibbon

Species

Lar Gibbon or White-handed Gibbon, Agile Gibbon or Black-handed Gibbon, MĂĽller’s Bornean Gibbon, Silvery Gibbon, Kloss’s Gibbon or Mentawai Gibbon, Pileated Gibbon or Capped Gibbon

Lifespan

25-30 years

Range

Southeast Asian forests

Diet

Ripe, pulpy fruits, leaves and some invertebrates

Social structure

Adult pair of adult gibbons will group with up to 4 of their offspring.

Reproduction

Gestation period is 6-7 months. A single off spring will be produced every 2-3 years.

Threats

Rapid clearance of tropical evergreen rainforest and logging in Southeast Asia is displacing gibbons, putting them at risk.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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