Habitat: Forests of Southeast Asia and Sumatra
Weight: 10-20 lbs
Max Lifespan: 32 years
Gestation Period: 7 months
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Endangered
- Gibbons are in the Ape family.
- Gibbons rarely come to the ground, they use their long arms to propel through the trees.
- Family groups inhabit a firm territory, which they protect by warding off other gibbons with their calls.
- Lar gibbons are threatened in various ways: they are sometimes hunted for their meat, sometimes a parent is killed in order to capture young animals for pets and the largest danger is the loss of habitat.