Mammals

Buff-cheeked Gibbon

Hylobates gabriellae


Class Mammalia   Buff-cheeked Gibbon
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Order Primates
Distribution Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Habitat Forest
Conservation Status Endangered. Listed under Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Behaviour Arboreal. Diurnal. Live in small family groups comprising a monogamous pair and one or two youngsters. Extremely agile, travelling through the trees with unparalleled dexterity by a spectacular pattern of movement known as " brachiation". Babies are born pale golden irrespective of sex and turn black during 12 to 16 months. Males remain black for the rest of their lives while females revert to the pale golden colour at puberty.
Diet Diet: Fruit, leaves, flowers, birds' eggs, insects and small birds.
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