Lar Gibbon(White-handed Gibbon) (Hylobates lar)

Interesting :

Lar gibbon has both black and white in color. Its backhand and back-feet is white in color. It also has white marking spot circled around its face. Its face and ears are white in color. Its hand is long. Its body is streamlined without tail. Sometimes it is called “Southern Gibbon”, which is in fact is a lar gibbon.

Habitat :

It is found in Myanmar around Tanao Sri Mountain Range, Thailand, Lao, and Eastern part of Salween River, Western part of Mekong River, South-Western part of Yunnan, Malaysia, and Northern part of Sumatra. In Thailand, it is found in general except in Chanta Buri.

Food :

It eats fruits, treetops, bird eggs, and insects.

Behavior :

It likes to swing from branch to branch. It stays on high trees all day. In order to drink water, it uses back finger to touch on water and suck on it. It likes staying in sunlight during early morning on the trees. During daytime or afternoon, where the weather is extremely hot, it will move down from the trees to avoid sunlight. When it is frightened, it swings quickly from branch to branch. The important enemies of black gibbon are hawks and pythons.

Current Status :


Age :

It can live up to 30 years.

Reproductive :

It is mature and ready for mating at the age of 7 – 8 years. Gestation period is around 8 months. One litter contains only one young. Young black gibbon weans when it is 4 – 7 months and stays with its mother until it is 2 years old. Then, it will separate and live on its own.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017