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Grey Gibbon

Zoo Location: Forest
Grey Gibbon
Habitat

Tropical forest.

Wild Diet

Fruit, leaves, buds, flowers, birds

Behaviour

Gibbons are adapted to a life of moving about in the tops of trees. With long arms, mobile shoulders and a small slender body, they are able to stand upright as well as hang from branches.

Breeding

A single youngster is born after a gestation period of 7 months.

Threats

Habitat destruction.

Conservation

Although Endangered in the wild, there is no formal breeding programme as yet.

Grey Gibbon

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Hylobates muelleri
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Hylobatidae
  • Conservation status: Endangered
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