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Hylobatidae - gibbons, siamangs

GibbonThere are 11 species in this family. They are found in tropical forests in southeastern Asia. They have very long arms, long fingers, and no tails. They are brown, gray, or black. Some species have white fur on their faces, hands, and feet. Some species have a throat sac that expands when they call out. Males and females are the same size.

Gibbons and siamangs are active during the day and move among the trees by swinging from branch to branch. When they have to walk, the walk on their legs and raise their arms over their heads! Sometimes they use their arms like crutches and swing their legs to move.

They are omnivores and live in family groups. They are very vocal and territorial. Their loud booming call can often be heard miles away.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status, or there is no status data for the species.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None   None

Species Around the World

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Western Hoolock Gibbon - Hoolock hoolock Endangered Asia
Eastern Hoolock Gibbon - Hoolock leuconedys Vulnerable Asia
Agile Gibbon - Hylobates agilis Endangered Asia
Bornean White-bearded Gibbon - Hylobates albibarbis Endangered Asia
Kloss's Gibbon - Hylobates klossii Endangered Asia
Lar Gibbon - Hylobates lar Endangered Asia
Silvery Javan Gibbon - Hylobates moloch Endangered Asia
Müller's Bornean Gibbon - Hylobates muelleri Endangered Asia

 

Pileated Gibbon - Hylobates pileatus Endangered Asia
Black Crested Gibbon - Nomascus concolor Critically Endangered Asia
Red-cheeked Gibbon - Nomascus gabriellae Endangered Asia
Hainan Gibbon - Nomascus hainanus Critically Endangered Asia
Northern White-cheeked Gibbon - Nomascus leucogenys Critically Endangered Asia
Cao-vit Crested Gibbon - Nomascus nasutus Critically Endangered Asia
Southern White-cheeked Gibbon - Nomascus siki Endangered Asia
Siamang - Symphalangus syndactylus Endangered Asia

Additional Information

Resource Key
profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Agile Gibbon - Hylobates agilis images Endangered Asia
The bonobo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black Crested Gibbon - Nomascus concolor images images Critically Endangered Asia
The bonobo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bornean White-bearded Gibbon - Hylobates albibarbis images Endangered Asia
The bonobo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Cao-vit Crested Gibbon - Nomascus nasutus images Critically Endangered Asia
The bonobo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Eastern Hoolock Gibbon - Hoolock leuconedys images Vulnerable Asia
The bonobo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hainan Gibbon - Nomascus hainanus images Critically Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Kloss's Gibbon - Hylobates klossii profile images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lar Gibbon - Hylobates lar profile images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Müller's Bornean Gibbon - Hylobates muelleri r images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pileated Gibbon - Hylobates pileatus profile images Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red-cheeked Gibbon - Nomascus gabriellae images Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Silvery Javan Gibbon - Hylobates moloch profile images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Siamang - Symphalangus syndactylus images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Southern White-cheeked Gibbon - Nomascus siki profile images Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Western Hoolock Gibbon - Hoolock hoolock profile images Video Endangered Asia
The Bornean orangutan is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No