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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...

2008-08-19 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...

Latest Lar Gibbon Reference Libraries

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...

2007-01-02 10:42:55

The silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch) is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. Their skin is bluish gray colored with a dark grey or black cap. Like all gibbons they do not have a tail and their arms are very long compared to their body. They reach an average weight of 17.64 pounds (8 kg). The silvery gibbon lives exclusively on the island of Java. It inhabits deeply hidden portions of the rain forests. It is diurnal and arboreal. It climbs trees skillfully and moves through the...

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