Lar gibbon

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Lar gibbon[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Hylobates
Binomial name
Hylobates lar
(Linnaeus, 1771)
Lar Gibbon range

The lar gibbon, Hylobates lar, is also known as the white-handed gibbon. It is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons. It is often seen in zoos.

The fur coloring of the lar gibbon is not fixed. It can range from black and dark-brown to light brown sandy colors.

Climbing Lar Gibbon at Cincinnati Zoo

Lar gibbons are diurnal (they are active during the day). They are arboreal, living in rainforests. Family groups live in a firm territory. They protect it from other gibbons by their calls.

In the wild, lar gibbons live about 25 years.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 179-180. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Brockelman, W. & Geissmann, T. (2008). Hylobates lar. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 4 January 2009.

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