MAMMAL MONDAY # 62
We’re jetting off to Southeast Asia on this Mammal Monday to meet one high flying mammal! Keep your eyes and ears pealed because these apes like to sing! Are you ready?
MEET THE BLACK CRESTED GIBBON!
Diet: Herbivore: fruit, leaves, shoots
Length/Weight: 18-25”/10-20 lbs
Conservation Status: critically endangered
- Black crested gibbons are arboreal (spend most of their time in trees).
- They have long arms to help them swing through the trees.
- Black crested gibbons live in small family groups.
- Male black crested gibbons are black with white cheeks and females are tan with black crests on their heads.
- Black crested gibbons produce songs, as pairs and as individuals.
- They are lesser apes.
Black crested gibbons are so gorgeous. Do you know what makes them apes and not monkeys? One key feature is that they do not have tails! Neat!