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Müller’s gibbon

Scientific name:  hylobates moloch mueller
Class:  Mammals
Continent:  Asia
Habitat:  Temperate forests and taiga
Diet:  Omnivorous
Weight:  4 - 8 kg
Size:  44 - 63,5 cm
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Meet the Müller’s gibbon!

Like its relative, the white-handed Gibbon, the Müller's Gibbon moves beautifully through trees, leaping from branch to branch in what is known as brachiation. An incredible trapeze artist, its pirouettes can cause it quite a few injuries.

It comes from the Asian island of Borneo and is a diurnal ape that lives in tropical jungles. Their body coloration varies, ranging from gray to brown (the upper part is darker than the rest of the body). Males and females have a very similar morphology.

What are its habits?

Müller's gibbons live in family groups consisting of parents and infants. The male marks the family’s territory, by making loud noises in the morning. At night, they look for a branch to sit down, resting on calluses on their buttocks that serve as a cushion.

These gibbons are monogamous, and reach sexual maturity at eight or nine years of age. Judging by existing information, there does not seem to be a seasonal peak of births.

Ripe and sugar-rich fruits (figs)

are part of their diet; they also eat leaves and insects.

Conservation
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

DID YOU KNOW ...

Due to the loss of its habitat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed this ape as a threatened species.
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