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2011-11-08 07:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, Leeza Gibbons has informed America about the latest in entertainment, music, and Hollywood. Recently she's taken on a more important mission: helping caregivers understand the ups and downs of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Today Caring.com, the leading online destination for family caregivers, is proud to announce a partnership with Gibbons in creating an important online...

2011-02-07 14:10:39

Crested gibbons (genus Nomascus) live in dense Asian rainforest, specifically in China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and, because of their environment, they communicate with other gibbons by singing. Both males and females sing in order to define territory and find a mate, and couples also sing duets to strengthen their pair bonding. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology describes how gibbon song can be used to identify not only which species...

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2010-09-22 07:45:00

A new endangered species of ape was discovered in the tropical rainforests of Asia by its unique song, German scientists said Tuesday. The new species of crested gibbon, considered one of the most endangered primate species in the world, is found around the rainforests of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It is called the Northern Buffed-cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus annamensis, a statement by the German Primate Center (DPZ) said. Christian Roos, from the DPZ, said the discovery was a "minor...

2009-10-26 02:10:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chip Conk, CEO of Santa Barbara Medical Innovations (SBMI), announced today that Emmy Award winning television personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Leeza Gibbons has joined with SBMI in an alliance focused on educating and empowering people to take charge of their health. SBMI is the exclusive distributor of the ZERONA® non-surgical body slimming laser in the United States, Canada and Mexico. "Our alliance with Leeza...

2009-08-14 06:06:22

Several rare species in Vietnam including the white-handed gibbon and tapir face extinction because of a growing appetite for wild meat, experts say. The protection and preservation of wildlife in Vietnam should become a priority, experts told an international conference in Ninh Binh Province's Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve, the Thanh Nien News reported. Dang Huy Huynh, chairman of the Vietnam Zoology Association, said in the past poaching of wildlife met the demand of those living in...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

By CARL BUTLER A FLINTSHIRE company is helping to save one of the world's most endangered species. Atmos Consulting based in Mold, usually works providing renewable energy and environmental consultancy throughout Wales, England and Scotland but conservation expert Mike Jordan who spent years as a zoo curator, has been doing something rather different. He headed to North East India to help plan and run an international project aimed at saving the endangered gibbon population from...

2008-08-19 12:00:35

By TINA FIRESHEETS When it comes to the mating game, the destiny of some animals lies in the hands of zookeepers. In the case of a pair of white-handed gibbons that will arrive this fall at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, staff members at three zoos got involved in the matchmaking process. Glenn Dobrogosz, executive director of the Natural Science Center, announced Monday that the center's zoo expects to get Leslie, an 11-year-old female gibbon from Florida's Lion Country...

2008-06-20 18:00:02

By THE CANADIAN PRESS PITTSBURGH - The reeling Toronto Blue Jays are hoping the man who led the team to a pair of World Series titles in the early '90s can save a season of high expectations from slipping away to disaster. The Jays fired manager John Gibbons on Friday and, in a surprising move, replaced him with former manager Cito Gaston. The move comes amid a spirit-breaking stretch of 13 losses in 17 games that has buried them in the AL East basement with a 35-39 record. "We're...

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2006-12-27 17:44:21

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Wah, wow, hoo! Turns out humans aren't the only primates using songs to warn of life's dangers and travails. White-handed gibbons in Thailand's forests have been found to communicate threats from predators by singing - the first time the behavior has been discovered among non-human primates, researchers said Wednesday. While other animals have been shown to use song to attract mates or signal danger, researchers writing in this month's science journal PLoS One said their...


Latest Gibbons Reference Libraries

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Agile Gibbon, Hylobates agilis
2014-04-17 15:21:14

The Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis), known also as the Black-Handed Gibbon, is an Old World primate belonging to the gibbon family. It can be found in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, Malaysia, and southern Thailand. The species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of destruction of habitat and the pet trade. The species is usually though to have subspecies, but some experts recognize a mountain form and a lowland form; the Mountain Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis...

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2007-08-10 17:29:13

The Hoolock Gibbons, (Hoolock), are two primate species from the family of gibbons (Hylobatidae). The range of the hoolocks is the most northwestern of all the gibbons, extending from Assam in North-East India, to Myanmar. Small populations live also in eastern Bangladesh and in southwest China. Hoolocks are the second largest of the gibbons, after the Siamang. They reach a size of 24 to 36 inches and weigh 13.22 to 20 pounds. The genders are about the same size, but they differ...

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2007-08-10 16:23:56

The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), is an arboreal gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. Its range overlaps with the Lar Gibbon and Agile Gibbon. While the illegal pet trade takes a toll on wild populations, the principal threat to Siamang is habitat loss in both Malaysia and Sumatra. Palm oil production is clearing large swathes of forest, reducing Siamang habitat, along with other species such as the Sumatran Tiger. The Siamang can be twice the size as...

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2007-01-10 12:03:21

The lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), also known as the white-handed gibbon, is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons and is often seen in zoos. The range of the lar gibbon extends from southwest China and eastern Myanmar to Thailand and down the whole Malay Peninsula. It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra. The fur coloring of the lar gibbon varies from black and dark-brown to light brown sandy colors. The hands and...

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