Pileated gibbon

Brachiation allows them to leap up to 9 m (29.5 ft) or more, with neither hand touching a branch

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Male and female pileated gibbon looks different from each other as males have purely black fur, while females’ fur is white grey with only the belly and head black. However, white and often shaggy hair ring around the head is common for both sexes.

They often sleep on trees that are close to the last feeding trees of that day, and the same tree is rarely used more than once and almost never used on two consecutive nights. They are threatened by hunting for meat and wildlife trade, as well as habitat destruction. Their habitat was also fragmented, separating populations ecologically and reproductively.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Cambodia
35,000
EN
2015
Laos
2015
Thailand
30,000
EN
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No