TITLE

Gibbon

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gibbon, the smallest ape. Of the nine species, most are found in Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Gibbons are 17 to 35 inches (43 to 90 cm) long and weigh up to 25 pounds (11 kg). Their hands touch the ground when they stand erect. Gibbons are black or various shades of gray, brown, or yellow; in some species, males are darker than females. Gibbons live in trees and use their arms to move from branch to branch. They feed chiefly on leaves, fruit, insects, and small birds.
ACCESSION #
37309564

 

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