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Indonesian Endangered Species: Silvery Gibbon

Animal

Silvery gibbon is an endemic species of Indonesian monkey. It is a monkey belonging to the genus Hylobates and is characterized by a gray body color. He lives in the rainforest of Java, Indonesia and, like other gibbons, sings for territorial defense and communication. Famous as a highly intelligent monkey, the silvery gibbon is designated as an endangered species. The development of Java Island is progressing, and the silvery gibbon has lost its habitat. Endangered Species: Silvery Gibbon

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Habitat

Silvery gibbon inhabits Indonesia.

Characteristic

Silvery gibbons have bluish-gray body hair and dark gray or black head hair. The body length is 45-65 cm, the weight is 4-9 kg, and there is almost no difference between males and females. Silvery gibbons are diurnal and live mainly on trees, moving across the woods. This monkey yells “Wow Wow” to insist on territory. They are monkeys that live in pairs of males and females and live in groups. When they invade their territory, they make a loud voice and threaten them. At the same time, it informs its peers of the crisis.

Ecology

Silvery gibbon is a herbivorous animal that eats fruits, leaves, flowers, etc. The silvery gibbon gives birth to one child every three months after a gestation period of seven months. Children live as family members until they reach sexual maturity when they are about eight years old. Females experience their first birth at the age of 10-12. Children reach sexual maturity at the age of 8-10 and leave the herd.

Endangered species

The silvery gibbon is the most endangered primate. In recent years, Southeast Asia has been undergoing rapid modernization, leading to deforestation. With the development of Java Island progressing, living areas are becoming smaller than ever, and habitat fragmentation is occurring. The estimated population is said to be less than 2000, and the possibility of extinction is increasing. In Indonesia, we are trying to breed silvery gibbon, but the population has not increased yet and survival is in jeopardy.

Breeding

The number of silvery gibbons has declined sharply, and it is quite difficult for the general public to raise them. Watch at the zoo or go to Indonesia.

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