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Bornean white-bearded gibbon

Hylobates albibarbis


Dark brown, with a black face and white beard, the Gibbons are the smaller apes with low sexual dimorphism, they don't make nests and are tailless.


Spotted at Camp Leakey,Tanjung Puting National Park (Tropical forest) - Kalimantan, Borneo - Indonesia, nearby the feeding Orangutang platform. The Bornean white-bearded gibbon, (Hylobates albibarbis), also known as the Bornean agile gibbon or southern gibbon, is an endangered species of gibbon endemic to southern Borneo, between the Kapuas and Barito rivers.


Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances up to 15 m, at speeds as high as 55 km/h. They can also make leaps up to 8 m, and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, nonflying mammals. Gibbons also display pair-bonding, maintaining the same mate for life, unlike most of the great apes. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hylobatidae Genus: Hylobates Species: H. albibarbis

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JordiPrats 2 years ago

Hi Polilla thanks for comment, maybe depending on the season and how easy is for them to find fruit on the jungle by themselves, in any case we saw a few of them.

JordiPrats 2 years ago

Thanks Ashley

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia

Lat: -2.77, Long: 111.95

Spotted on Apr 12, 2017
Submitted on May 26, 2017

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