White-handed Gibbon

Hylobates lar

NATURAL HABITAT
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
IN THE ZOO – SFruit, 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