Siamang Gibbon

Name

Siamang Gibbon

Scientific Name

Symphalangus syndactylus

Characteristics

Siamangs are the largest of the gibbons or lesser apes, they are also the noisiest, using their large throat sacs to amplify their call.

Siamang gibbons prefer to walk on two legs rather than four and their arms are much longer than their legs.

Gibbons are brachiates and use their arms to swing through the canopy. They have similar feet on the front and back limbs, no front-facial hair and no tails, but have tough pads on their rear ends, on which they sleep in nests, or in gibbons’ case, in trees in a fork between branches.

Diet

Siamang gibbons are omnivores, foraging for food throughout the day. They normally feast on flowers, seeds, tree bark and tender plant shoots. They will also catch and eat insects, spiders and small birds.

Size Fact

Siamangs can reach 1.5 meters in height.

Food Fact

Our gibbons don’t eat bananas, they are far too sugary!

Fun Fact

A Siamang’s call can be heard up to 2 miles away!

IUCN Red list

IUCN Red List – Endangered

Where do I live?

Siamang gibbons are only found in a fairly small area of Southeast Asia, in the rainforests of Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra.

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Yes

Meet me in real life

Yes. Primate and small mammal experience.

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