Mueller’s Gibbon

Hylobates muelleri

Mueller’s gibbons feast on scattered patches of ripe fruit. Traveling over half a mile a day, they help regenerate the forest as they disperse seeds they have eaten. Unfortunately, this natural process of growth cannot keep up with the rate at which the gibbon’s forests are being destroyed.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
heightHeight: 1.5 to 2 ft
weightWeight: 11.5 to 12.5 lbs
lifespanLifespan: More than 40 years in captivity
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Primarily fruit; some leaves, flowers, and invertebrates