What are predators of gibbons?

Leopards, large snakes, and big birds of prey will eat gibbons … if they can catch these arboreal acrobats. Predators may not actively hunt gibbons, because they are not easy prey.

Are agile gibbons endangered?

Endangered (Population decreasing)Agile gibbon / Conservation status

How are gibbons so agile?

The most arresting feature of agile gibbons is the length of their arms, which are exceptionally long in proportion to their torso. These long arms—coupled with long fingers—allow agile gibbons to swing effortlessly through the trees. This form of movement is called brachiation.

How do gibbons defend themselves?

When a white-handed gibbon spots a lurking leopard, rather than high tailing it in the opposite direction, the furry ape will actually draw closer to its foe and belt out a song.

What are white handed gibbons predators?

Predators to lar gibbons include leopards, tigers, pythons, and eagles. They may mob and chase off potential predators. They live among other primates and apes, including the orangutan, siamangs, macaques, langurs, and slow lorises.

Do gibbons fight each other?

That makes it difficult for gibbons to live in groups larger than a nuclear family, with mom and dad and their immature offspring. Occasionally we hear of attempts in captivity to put same-sex adult gibbons together (say, in a zoo exhibit), but this usually leads to fighting.

What are threats to gibbons?

Gibbons are under immense threat, both from habitat loss and from hunting for traditional medicines and the pet trade. While one species of gibbon is listed as Vulnerable, the other 15 species are either Endangered or Critically Endangered.

What do Agile gibbons eat?

Agile gibbons eat mainly fruit, but they also eat leaves. Flowers are enjoyed when they are in season and insects are also occasionally eaten.

How do gibbons behave?

Gibbons are monogamous (a rare trait among primates) and live in family groups consisting of an adult pair and their young offspring. The family will stake out a territory and defend it using loud, haunting calls that can echo for miles throughout the forest.

Are gibbons aggressive?

Gibbons normally do not pose a threat to humans. Like any animal in the wild, however, they become aggressive when they believe their family or their territory is in danger. They use their booming voices to warn off intruders.