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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.

Did You Know?

Before sunrise, male Mueller's gibbons sing a solo song lasting up to 40 minutes to advertise their presence.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Hylobates muelleri

Borneo, Southeast Asia

Tropical rainforest

1.5 to 2 ft

40 years

Zoo Location:
Jungle Trails

Primarily fruit; some leaves, flowers, and invertebrates

Risk Status:
Species at Risk (IUCN-Endangered)