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see gibbongibbon,
small ape, family Hylobatidae, found in the forests of SE Asia. The gibbons are known as the small, or lesser, apes; they are the most highly adapted of the apes to arboreal life. They are highly endangered because of habitat destruction.
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The glossy, black-furred Siamangs are highly vocal, with distinctive inflatable throat sacs which produce a whooping, bellowing and screaming chorus audible throughout the park.
The Siamangs, which can live to 40, are an endangered species due to the deforestation of their habitat in Malaysia and Sumatra.
The report also documents the 148 Sumatran gibbons and siamangs and 26 Sumatran orangutans kept in Indonesian zoos.