Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae


Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Like other gibbons, Red-cheeked Gibbons are arboreal and diurnal, with singing bouts averaging 12 minutes and lower calling frequencies in the wet season (Rawson 2004, Kenyon 2007). The species displays a monogamous social structure of adult pair and offspring. Average group size is estimated at 3-5 individuals. Females emigrate near, in and around their natal territories, but males emigrate farther and wider. Female give birth to single offspring at 17-22 month intervals. Nomascus gabriellae is considered Endangeredbased on a suspected population reduction of 50% or more due to hunting for food, live capture for the pet trade, and the loss of suitable habitat.

Red-cheeked Gibbons are gregarious and sing in regional accents. They’re endangered in #Cambodia #Laos #Vietnam by #deforestation to make way for #meat #agriculture. Change your diet to plant-based and join the #Boycott4Wildlife to support their survival

These gibbons belong to genus Nomascus. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form monogamous breeding pairs. Males and females have different coloured fur.

Numerous conservation efforts of these rarest of small primates are ongoing. Sponsor a gibbon at a rescue centre here.

Further Information

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Endangered Primate Rescue Centre

IUCN: Saving Small Apes

Rawson, B.M., Hoang, M.D., Roos, C., Van, N.T. & Nguyen, M.H. 2020. Nomascus gabriellae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T128073282A17968950. Downloaded on 29 January 2021.

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