White-Handed Gibbon Skull Replica

$151.00

The Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar), also known as the White-handed Gibbon, is an endangered primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. It is one of the better-known gibbons and is often kept in captivity.

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Description

White-Handed Gibbon Skull Replica measures 4.3 inches. White-Handed Gibbon Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast is an original California Academy of Sciences. Species H. Lar. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The White-handed gibbon or Hylobates lar are dichromatic in pelage. They wear either a dark coat, which may range from gray to black to brown, or a light coat of light cream color to light brown.

The hairless face is surrounded by a ring of very short white or lightly colored fur; and the hands and feet are both white.

White-handed gibbon or Hylobates lar elongated forelimbs, hands, and feet are adaptations for brachiation, which is their primary mode of travel through forest canopy.  White-handed gibbon monkey or Hylobates lar do not have tails.

The Lar gibbon, also known as the white-handed gibbon, is an endangered primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. It is one of the better-known gibbons and is often kept in captivity.

White-handed gibbons or Hylobates lar are largely frugivorous animals, eating ripe fruit from woody climbers and tropical trees. They also eat leafy plants, flowers, and insects, and are very selective feeders when it comes to fruit consumption.

Fruits are tasted and either accepted or rejected based on ripeness. The same food sources are returned to multiple times during peak season to eat the ripest fruit each time. Food sources are also shared in overlapping territory areas.

White-handed gibbon monkey or Hylobates lar rarely come to the ground, instead using their long arms to brachiate through the trees. With their hooked hands, they can move swiftly with great momentum, swinging from the branches.

Although they rarely come to the ground naturally, while there, they walk bipedally with arms raised above their heads for balance.

White-handed gibbon monkey or Hylobates lar social organization is dominated by monogamous family pairs, with one breeding male and one female along with their offspring.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.3 × 2.5 × 3 in
White-Handed Gibbon Monkey Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Hylobates
Species: H. lar
Binomial name: Hylobates lar
Conservation status: Endangered – An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct in the near future. Endangered as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.