Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. White-handed Gibbon: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The White-handed Gibbon is also called the Lar Gibbon is Endangered but it is thriving at Khaeng Krachan National Park, Kao Yai National Park, and some other places. The Ape has long hands but the legs are short, absent a tail.

Found in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Burma, and Thailand in which the primary and secondary tropical rain forests are its habitat. This Gibbon is considered frugivorous, food consists of 50% fruits, 29% leaves, 13% insects, 9% flowers. This diet is just fantastically unique and it must be exciting for this Gibbon to find its food everyday.

This ape is quite a shy character when it comes to appearance and yet uses a loud call to attract its mates and friends. All you have to do is follow the big whoop whoooop calls and surely you will find them after you have trekked into some dense forest; and when you are there under the calls, stand still, wait for the movements and then you will find it with other Gibbons. They don’t really move fast, they take their time in picking up fruits and leaves as they hang with their powerful hands as they eat.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
July 16, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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