Friday, January 9, 2009

The White-Handed Gibbon

These South Asian rainforest animals establish their territories with loud calls and acrobatic displays. Their distinctive hand over hand swinging is called brachiation.

Lacking tails they depend on excellent eyesight, agility and strength of their long arms to keep them from falling.



6 comments:

Kay said...

I remember these gibbons. They always fascinated me. Love that face!

The Grandpa said...

Quite an interesting looking fellow.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

He/She is adorable. Look at that face.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

he looks so soft ... wonderful photos you've taken of the animals. i have been reading and browsing but not commenting. hope your trip to hawaii was wonderful.
chat soon.

Eve said...

This brought back a childhood memory for me...I had a "stuffed" in the teddy bear way...one of these! I carried it everywhere!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the last photo, great lighting on it.......

Gill