The Lar Gibbon or white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) is an ape that swings through the trees using its long arms like pendulums until it works up enough swing to carry it to the next tree. This method is called brachiation. Gibbons are able to leap distances of 50 feet (15m) up to 35 mph. When they walk on large branches or on the ground they raise their arms for balance. On this site you will find more information about keeping lar gibbons in captivity.
|Lar Gibbon Care Sheets
December 29, 2011 8:34 pm
By Ivan Crab
During recent years, the feeding of PRIMATES has undergone significant changes, as more has been discovered about their nutritional needs. The pets market of today provide different “monkey pellets” , pelleted diets they are usually well balanced but they can not by given at the expense of a varied diet.
It is no coincidence that when breeding began in earnest during the 1950s, it was the OLD WORLD species which reproduced most successfully in collections. This is because MONKEYS such as the MACACA species were best-suited to thrive and breed on a diet composed of little more than vegetables and fruits.
The needs of other species are more complex. Certainly in captivity they thrive when offered a diet which contains a relatively high proportion of vegetables and fruit. more...
July 18, 2005 7:21 am
By Sherry Freeman
When we first go into Sammy’s room, she stands with her back to me and holds onto the door to her cage while I take her belt and diaper off.