Our lar gibbons live on the large island in the middle of the main lake. They are very vocal and visitors can often hear their beautiful song!
Lar gibbons are native to southeast Asia and are largely found in tropical forests in Thailand, Malaysia and on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Fruit makes up a large part of this primates’ diet in the wild, and they also eat flowers, insects and leaves.
Sadly lar gibbons are threatened in various ways, including habitat destruction, hunting and capture for the wildlife pet trade.
There are rehabilitation sanctuaries within Thailand for the lar gibbon as well as plans to raise awareness of the species through ecotourism initiatives.