White-cheeked Gibbon

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Range
Extreme southern Yunnan, northern Laos, northern Vietnam

Habitat
Tropical forests; usually found in the canopy

Distinguishing Characteristics
Males and females are both born a golden/buff color which turns to black after about six months; however, males remain black while females turn back to the golden/buff color after adolescence. Pelage is longer & coarser than most other gibbons.

Dietary Classification
Diet in the Zoo: fruit & veggies as well as primate maintenance diet as well as browse

Diet in the Wild: fruit, leaves, and some insects

Life Span
Can live around 25 years in the wild and around 44 years in captivity

Behavior/Adaptations
Gibbons are monogamous.
Early morning vocalizations consist of eerie howls and siren-like crescendos.
Primarily diurnal and are almost exclusively arboreal. Can walk bipedally for short distances.

Status
Endangered due to hunting for food and destruction of forest habitat.