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Lar gibbon

species of mammal
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The lar gibbon, Hylobates lar, is also known as the white-handed gibbon. It is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons. It is often seen in zoos.

Lar gibbon[1]
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Pair
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Hylobates lar
(Linnaeus, 1771)
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Lar Gibbon range

The fur coloring of the lar gibbon is not fixed. It can range from black and dark-brown to light brown sandy colors.

Climbing Lar Gibbon at Cincinnati Zoo

Lar gibbons are diurnal (they are active during the day). They are arboreal, living in rainforests. Family groups live in a firm territory. They protect it from other gibbons by their calls.

In the wild, lar gibbons live about 25 years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds) (ed.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 179–180. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  2. Brockelman, W. & Geissmann, T. (2008). "Hylobates lar". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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