Give a Hand for Gibbons!
We’re staying in Southeast Asia today to meet another amazing ape who can swing better than any ape we know! Do you remember what that swinging motion is called? Brachiation is right! We’re so excited for you to meet the White Cheek Gibbon, so let’s get on with it!
Range/Habitat: Southeast Asia/rainforest
Diet: Frugivore: fruits
Length/Weight: 18-25 inches/ 10-12 lbs
Conservation Status: critically endangered
- White cheeked gibbons are lesser apes.
- They are arboreal and live in the canopy of the rainforest.
- Their arms are 1 1/2 times as long as their legs!
- Female white cheek gibbons are blonde and males are black.
- Baby white cheek gibbons are blonde like their mothers. At the age of two they turn black and then females turn blonde again.
- White cheeked gibbons mate for life.
- Male and female adult gibbon pairs have a song that is unique to them. They use this song to call to each other and establish territory.
We recently adopted a Gibbon named Gibby while at a local comic con. He is very cute. I like that they mate for life. We might have to find him a blonde friend 🙂