Gibbons are small, slender, long-armed, tree-dwelling apes.
These very acrobatic primates live in southeast Asia. Gibbons are arboreal; they spend most of their lives in trees. Because they are so agile while moving in the trees, almost no predators can catch them. There are nine species of gibbons, including the siamang, which is the largest and darkest gibbon. Because of the rapid deforestation of their habitats, some gibbon species are critically endangered.
First systematic behavioural study of wild gibbons by Clarence R. Carpenter
Conservation breeding programmes setup for the Pileated Gibbon
Hoolock Gibbons reclassified to species level
FFI setup the Cardomom Project in Cambodia
Learn more about the Gibbon's habitat by watching Earth's Green Heart - Asia.