White-Handed Gibbon – Карельский зоопарк

White-Handed Gibbon

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Hylobatidae

Weight: About 6 kg

Height: About 41 cm

Body length: 42-58 cm

Color: Varies from sandy and yellow to brown and blackish, with the upper part of the hands and feet being white.

Age of sexual maturity: Females at 6-8 years, males at 9 years

Gestation period: 7 months

Lifespan: Up to 30-44 years

Habitat: Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand

Diet: Predominantly plant-based. White-handed gibbons are very selective about their food, carefully inspecting and tasting what they plan to eat. They consume only ripe fruits, young leaves, and buds, with high-calorie wild fig fruits being their favorite treat.

Did you know?

  • From three to five in the afternoon, gibbons take a post-lunch rest, lounging motionless on a branch and enjoying the warmth and tranquility.
  • Gibbon parents, much like humans, pre-select and maintain a territory for their offspring to settle with their own family.
  • Gibbons share two other similarities with humans: they have 32 teeth and three blood groups—A, B, and AB.