Like other gibbons, the white-handed gibbon is an expert at traveling in the trees. Arms that are longer than its legs allow the gibbon to cover a great distance—nearly 10 feet—with each pendulum swing of its body. Forward-facing eyes provide it with the binocular vision and depth perception necessary to determine a safe route.
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Gibbons have leather-like soles on their feet and an opposable big toe that help it grasp and walk upright on branches.