Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 70-300 lens @244mm, 1/100sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands, Europe
Date: April 20/2012
Waiting for Better Times
Father and Son Gibbon are hiding under a tree, close to each other watching and waiting until the rain will stop!
The lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), also known as the white-handed gibbon, is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons and is often seen in zoos.
Lar gibbons have the greatest north-south range of any of the gibbon species. They are found in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Their range historically extended from southwest China to Thailand and Burma south to the whole Malay Peninsula in primary and secondary tropical rain forests. It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra. In recent decades, especially, the continental range has been reduced and fragmented. Lar gibbons are likely extinct in China, but if they still exist, they would only be found in southwest Yunnan, their former range.