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Samuel is an agile gibbon who lives in Bristol Zoo.

White-cheeked gibbons are found in Laos, Vietnam, and southern China in evergreen tropical rainforests and monsoon forests.

Gibbons have a home range of about 75 to 100 acres (0.3 to 0.4 km2) and travel about one mile (1.6 km) per day through this range. They defend approximately three-quarters of their range as their group territory. Defense takes the form of calls from the center of the territory, calls from the boundaries, confrontations across the boundaries, chasing across the boundaries, and, rarely, physical contact between males. Gibbons are arboreal and spend most of their time in the canopy. They rarely stay on the ground for very long.

All gibbons are endangered, largely due to deforestation. They are also hunted and trapped for the pet trade.

Taken with Nikon D90 and 80-400mm lens

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gibbon, gibbons, pggibbon

Comments

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    I like the way he looks :) Very beautiful portrait!

  • thank you Ellen xx

    – ApeArt

  • Daveart
    Daveartover 5 years ago

    Beautifully shot image great detail Excellent well done

  • Cheers Dave :)

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    fabulous capture, love how hes looking right at you,dawnx

  • thanks dawn x

    – ApeArt

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture jane!!

  • thanks Deb!!

    – ApeArt

  • Cazzie Cathcart
    Cazzie Cathcartover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Capture Jane :)

  • Thanks darling :)

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 5 years ago

    This is a cracker Jane.

  • Bless you Sheila x

    – ApeArt

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    He’s a handsome little character. Excellent capture.

  • Thanks Bunny :)

    – ApeArt

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago

    nice one !!

  • Thanks!

    – ApeArt

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 5 years ago

    Oh i really like his royal sit. very handsome. Thank you so much for taking time to look at my daughters works :)

  • Thanks darling. Well it’s a great pleasure, we have to support each other on here :))

    – ApeArt

  • Sunflwrconcepts
    Sunflwrconceptsabout 5 years ago

  • :D thanks

    – ApeArt

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