Hylobates lar lar
English : White-handed gibbon
French : Gibbon lar
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Hylobatidae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a body length of 41 cm and a weight of 6.4 kg Two color morphs are known: black or light beige, both with white hairs around face. This subspecies has much less white around face and the pale morph is light brownish.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to Malaysia. Species also occurs in north and west Thailand, Myanmar and north Sumatra. Lives in primary humid evergreen forest, peat swamp forest, to 1200 m.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is endangered by deforestation and forest fires. Also caught for the trade and hunted. This subspecies is one of the most threatened.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe