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Almost all face similar threats: illegal poaching, trade for traditional Chinese medicine, and deforestation. Ecological niche It is listed as Endangered on the 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with the population appearing more stable than in a 2004 assessment of the species being Critically Endangered, which suggested there was a 50% chance of the silvery gibbon becoming extinct within the next decade. It has the ignoble distinction of being the world’s most Critically Endangered primate (IUCN, 2008) and appears on the 2016-2018 listing of “Primates in Peril–World’s Top 25 Most Endangered Species.” Human activity through habitat … Our federal tax exemption number is 95-4256306. In recent decades, … Humans and … Gibbons are considered “lesser apes”, but don’t them that and they are often confused with monkeys because of their similar size. Kinds of Gibbons. Meet a few gibbon species, and learn about what makes them so interesting, below. Gibbon Surveys Thu, 29 Jul 2010 This report presents the key findings from trips to the Nam Phui National Protected Area (NPA) for surveys of White-handed Gibbons ( Hylobates lar ) and to Dong Khanthung Provincial Protected Area (PPA) for surveys of Pileated Gibbons ( Hylobates pileatus ), as well provides some initial recommendations for the conservation of these gibbon species in the … Nine of the 14 primate species found in India occur in the Kaziranga National Park, including the newly discovered Arunachal macaque and vulnerable and rare species of Bengal slow loris and hoolock gibbon, the only ape found in India.. Gee’s Golden Langur … Gibbons have very long arms which are often longer than the gibbon's … Their face, palms and soles are bare and pigmented. The white-handed gibbon population is estimated at 80,000 individuals, while others, such as the silvery gibbon and Kloss’s gibbon, have a population in the range of 400 individuals. While it is illegal in Malaysia to sell protected wildlife, there are loopholes which poachers exploit. The siamang is the only species in the genus Symphalangus.. Two features distinguish the siamang from other gibbons.

This is followed by habitat and population fragmentation, reduced gene flow, and the eventual decline of the species. Their range historically extended from southwest China to Thailand and Burma south to the whole Malay Peninsula in primary and secondary tropical rain forests. North East India support variety of flora and fauna, there are many threatened and endangered wild animal species found living in the region. Siamang – The siamang is the largest species of gibbon, and they weigh up to 30 lbs. … About Gibbons About the GCC GET INVOLVED Contact Us Gift Shop Our Sponsors Sponsors Gibbon Center. All the gibbon species are fairly similar in shape and size, but the different species of gibbon differ most in their colours which range from grey, to brown, to black. According to the IUCN Red List, the total number of Siamangs today is unknown but a specific population in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, was estimated to be around 22,390 individuals. Male siamangs have special pouches under their chins, known as “gular sacs.” They inflate their gular sacs to make incredibly loud vocalizations. The wider gibbon family includes 11 species, all of which are protected. Today, all gibbon species … Most gibbon species are about 40–65 cm (16–26 inches) in head and body length, but the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) can grow up to 90 cm (35 inches). Like many primates, their … How long does a gibbon live? The silvery gibbon ranks among the most threatened primates.

The female siamang weighs 10.5 kg (23 pounds) and the male 12 kg (26 pounds); the siamang is the only gibbon … It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra. The Gibbon Center Spends about $12,000 a year on medical costs. Lar gibbons have the greatest north-south range of any of the gibbon species. Gibbon monkeys aren't actually monkeys, but instead belong to the Hylobatidae family, also known as lesser apes. The Hainan gibbon is listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), appearing on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The smaller species (both sexes) weigh about 5.5 kg (12 pounds); others, such the concolor gibbon, weigh about 7.5 kg (17 pounds). The lifespan of a gibbon is roughly 30 - 35 years in the wild or 40 – 50 years in captivity. Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. These slender, agile primates live in a small part of the world and are on the endangered species list.

Their elongated posture is a key adaptation for suspensory behavior. All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. The oldest known living gibbon was a 60 year-old male Müller’s gibbon named Nippy, who was housed in the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand. Poaching for the wildlife trade, along with habitat loss, is the principal threat pushing gibbons and other Malaysian species onto the endangered list. They are found in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.