White-handed Gibbon

Taxonomic name: Hylobates lar

Conservation Status: Endangered (IUCN)

Wild Range: Southeast Asia, including: Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Laos

Diet: Mainly fruits, but also insects, eggs, and a wide variety of plants

Size: Head to tail length: average 41 cm

Weight: 3.9 - 7.3 kg

Fun Facts: Also known as the Lar Gibbon, this species can have a variety of fur colouring, ranging from sandy beige to black!

Find the Zoo's white-handed gibbon family in the Animals of Asia section.