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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.