Lar gibbon

Lar gibbonThe Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar), also known as the white-handed gibbon, ranges from the Southwest of china, to Malysia and Indonesia. They primarily live in trees, where they move swiftly, swinging from branch to branch. They live a monogamous life, mating for life. Their diet consists of fruit, leaves and insects. The Lar gibbon can live to up to 25 years in the wild, but they are threatened in several ways. It is hunted for its meat, or to keep as a pet, but the biggest threat is the loss of its habitat as more and more forests are cut down.

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The Common gibbon, lar gibbon, white-handed gibbon is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the whitehanded gibbon
A whitehanded gibbon group is called a 'flange'.
White-handed gibbon habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
White-handed gibbon

Adult weight : 6.81 kg (14.982 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 57 years

Female maturity :2555 days

Male maturity : 1825 days

Gestation : 217 days

Weaning : 600 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 1095 days

Weight at birth : 0.307 kg (0.6754 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 1.07 kg (2.354 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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