Extreme southern Yunnan, northern Laos, northern Vietnam
Tropical forests; usually found in the canopy
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.
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
Can live around 25 years in the wild and around 44 years in captivity
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.
Endangered due to hunting for food and destruction of forest habitat.