Outside Animals

White-handed Gibbon Hylobates lar


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

Diet in the wild

Fruits, leaves, buds, flowers, birds and insects

Diet at the Zoo

Fruit, vegetables, specially formulated fiber and protein biscuits

Fascinating Facts

  • 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