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White-handed Gibbon Hylobates lar

The White-handed gibbon is found in the trees of primary and secondary rain forests

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  • Considered apes, in general monkeys have tails and apes do not
  • Have tough pads on their buttocks to protect them as they rest on bare branches that do not make comfortable nests
  • Arboreal animals, meaning they spend most of their lives in trees
  • Make a loud whooping call to communicate with others