MONKEY ON WATCH AT FOTA WILD LIFE PARK COBH, CORK
White handed gibbon
As its name suggests, this gibbon has white hands and feet and also a white face ring, although the rest of the body hair can vary in colour. Like all gibbons, they move through the trees by swinging through the branches with their arms, a type of locomotion called “brachiating”. The white-handed gibbon’s song sounds like whoops and wails. Like other gibbons, the it is occasionally hunted for meat or captured for the pet trade, but a more serious threat is the destruction of their rainforest habitat.