Moloch Gibbon Hylobates moloch

Moloch Gibbon
Moloch Gibbon
The endangered Moloch Gibbon, also called the Silvery Gibbon, is native to tracts of rainforest in west and central Java (Indonesia). They live in small family groups.
Moloch Gibbon
Silvery Gibbon
Like all Gibbons, they are apes rather than monkeys and so closely related to humans. They are endangered by habitat destruction and capture for the pet trade.
Moloch Gibbon
Moloch Gibbon
Moloch Gibbon
Unlike most gibbons which duet to enforce territory and pair bonds, the male Moloch sings solo at dawn and the female sings solo later in the day.