The Silvery Gibbon


The silvery gibbon has pale eyebrows; cheeks and beard merge with a dark blue or grey head cap. Its fur, obviously, is a silvery colour. It is from 45-64cm which is the same as 18-25 inches and weighs only 5.5kg. It dwells in parts of South East Asia. Its food consists of fruits, certain types of leaves and every now and then, nectar and grubs. This species of gibbon, like many others, uses calls to defend home territory. These calls are made by a family group in which there is a female, male and their offspring. This gibbon is critically endangered because of habitat loss, logging and capture of the young ones for pet trade. It has been, by nature scientists, estimated that 98% of their home has been destroyed.



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