Gibbons are the smallest member of the ape family. They use their elongated arms and hands to help them move quickly through the forest canopy.
This arm over arm movement is described as brachiation. Lar Gibbons vary in colour from black to blonde. Brian is the father of our group and is the oldest Lar Gibbon in Europe! His first record appearing on London Zoo’s records in 1963.
Sooty is the mum and is the large black female. The rest of the family are all youngsters from this pair, with two of their older siblings living at Coombe Martin Wildlife Park.
Body length is 42 - 64 cm
Males up to 7.6kg & females up to 6.8kg
Primary & Secondary Forests ,Tropical dry deciduous and moist evergreen forests
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
My diet consists of fruit, plants and insects
Where Do I Live?
I live in many places! Such as, Burma, Thailand, China, Laos, Malaysia and Sumatra
Do I Have Any Predators?
Some of my predators are Eagles, Leopards, Small Cats and Pythons
How Do I Live?
I am a Diurnal animal, which means I am out during the day. I spend most of my time up in the trees and travel in family groups
Why Am I Endangered?
I am endangered due to hunting for food, pet trade and forest fragmentation