Siamang Gibbons

Siamang Gibbons

Scientific Name

Symphalangus syndactylus

Range

Sumatra Island to Malaysia

Habitats

Forests

What do they eat?

Omnivore; mostly fruits and leaves but will also consume insects, bird eggs and small invertebrates

Status

Endangered

Conservation Threats

Pet trade and habitat loss due to palm oil plantations and human development

Fun Facts
  • In the wild, they live naturally in monogamous pairs
  • Also called the “Singing Gibbons” because they have a gular sac (like a frog) and will sing to each other for about an hour every morning
    • Their “singing” can be heard up to 2 miles away
  • They have ball and socket joints in both their shoulders and wrists so they can swing easily through trees
  • Their arms are longer than their legs
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