Gibbons are apes that are smaller in size than the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and humans).

Scientific Name Hylobates

Classification – Hylobatidae

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – baby

Collective Noun – Shrewdness

Length/Size – 50-90cm (19.6-35in)

Weight – 6-9kg (13.2-19.8lbs)

Top Speed – 56km/h (35mph)

Life Expectancy – 25-40 years

Gestation Period – 183-225 days

Special Features  They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, nonflying mammals.

Social Structure – Social animals living in groups each male generally living with a female part

Geographical Distribution – Northeast India to southern China, eastern Bangladesh and Indonesia (including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java)

Natural Habitat – Tropical evergreen forests

Diet – Mostly fruit, also twigs, leaves, insects, flowers, and rarely bird eggs

Predators – Leopards, large snakes and birds of prey