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White-Cheeked Gibbon

on November 18, 2011

The white-cheeked gibbon has extremely dense fur, which protects it from the rain of its habitat.

Design

White-Cheeked Gibbon

The white-cheeked gibbon has extremely dense fur, which protects it from the rain of its habitat. It also has extremely long hook-shaped hands and feet, which is the perfect design for its life in the trees. It was also created with opposable thumbs, which are excellent design features for tree life given to the gibbon by its Creator.

Features

  • The arms and legs of the white-cheeked gibbon are longer than other primates’ limbs.
  • The male white-cheeked gibbon is black, but the females turn a golden color as she ages.
  • The male is recognized by the white patches on his cheeks.

Fun Facts

  • The white-cheeked gibbon is known for its morning call which keeps pairs together and warns other family units away from its territory.
  • This species is able to leap up to 30 ft (9 m) between trees.
  • The white-cheeked gibbon cannot swim.

Created Kind Members

Black-crested gibbon, silvery gibbon, lar gibbon

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Primates (monkeys)
FAMILY: Hylobatidae (tree-dwellers)
GENUS/SPECIES: Hylobates leucogenys

Size: 1.5–2 ft (0.5–0.6 m)
Average Weight: 13 lbs (5.7 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Mostly plants; some invertebrates, young birds, and eggs
Habitat: Rainforests of Southeastern Asia from sea level to about 1.5 mi (2.4 km) elevation