Gibbon (Siamang)

Gibbon (Siamang)

Siamang

  • Scientific name: Hylobates syndactylus
  • IUCN status: Listed
  • Habitat: Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula.
  • Diet: Mainly herbivore – eats leaves, fruit, fl owers and small animal prey.

 

Siamangs are the largest of all 11 gibbon species. They
are black and have very long arms for swinging through
the trees. Siamangs can live up to 35 years of age. The
biggest threat to the survival of siamangs is habitat loss,
they are also being hunted. The male siamang carries
the single young after it is eight months old and returns
it to the mother to nurseand to sleep.
Siamangs are the largest of all 11 gibbon species. Theyare black and have very long arms for swinging throughthe trees. Siamangs can live up to 35 years of age. Thebiggest threat to the survival of siamangs is habitat loss,they are also being hunted. The male siamang carriesthe single young after it is eight months old and returnsit to the mother to nurseand to sleep.

 

Keeper’s Secret

Siamangs infl ate their throat sacs to make their great call, doing this they communicate to siamangs where they are.

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