Siamang

Defend their territory with a singing ritual that starts at about 9 am each day and lasts for an hour

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Siamang gibbons are well known for their graceful movement from tree to tree and impressive emotive calls. They have long, shaggy black fur on their whole body except for a gray area around their chin and mouth. The adults groom for about 15 minutes a day, and the more dominant individual receives more grooming than it provides.

The primary threats to them are the loss and fragmentation of forest habitats. Road development, logging, and conversion to agriculture are destroying their habitat. Infants are also often hunted for the illegal pet trade, and poachers will kill the mother first because females are very protective of their infants.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Indonesia
2015
Sumatera
Malaysia
2015
Peninsular Malaysia
Thailand
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