Agile Gibbon, Dark-handed Gibbon (Halobates agilis)

Interesting :

The body shape and color of agile gibbon is similar to that of lar gibbon. Both male and female will not change their colors. For example, if it is born with black in color, it will have black color for the whole life. Both sexes can be black or white. Agile gibbon does not have white marking spot circled around its face. Some of agile gibbon may have faded white marking spot and white eyebrows.

Habitat :

It is found in Southern part of Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo.

Food :

It eats fruits, treetops, bird eggs, and insects.

Behavior :

It likes to swing from branch to branch. It stays on high trees all day. In order to drink water, it uses back finger to touch on water and suck on it. It likes staying in sunlight during early morning on the trees. During daytime or afternoon, where the weather is extremely hot, it will move down from the trees to avoid sunlight. When it is frightened, it swings quickly from branch to branch. The important enemies of black gibbon are hawks and pythons.

Current Status :


Age :

It can live up to 30 years.

Reproductive :

It is mature and ready for mating at the age of 7 – 8 years. Gestation period is around 8 months. One litter contains only one young. Young black gibbon weans when it is 4 – 7 months and stays with its mother until it is 2 years old. Then, it will separate and live on its own.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017