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gib·bon

(gib'on),
A genus of anthropoid apes, Hylobates, of the superfamily Hominoidea.
[Fr.]

gibbon

a long-armed anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobatea.

gibbon

slender, tailless, noisy, arboreal ape, about 3 ft high and weighing about 15 lb. The least anthropoid of the anthropoid apes, in the family Pongidae. Called also Hylobates spp.
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2 -- ran in SAC and AV editions) - neighbor Bret Moore, 47, a school maintenance worker, on the sounds the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus, such as the one above, make in the morning
Although a substantial gap separates human language from ape communication, the new study shows that "in gibbons, the difference in degree of vocal complexity and sophistication is not as large as some have been tempted to think," remarks biological anthropologist Barbara J.
Police are hunting Gibbon following his escape on last Friday after he passed a risk assessment and was moved to the open prison.
For gibbons in the forests of Southeast Asia, singing is also a way to communicate.
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The nematodes from the gibbon CNS were thus classified as members of the superfamily Metastrongyloidea.
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The results show that the structure of crested gibbon songs is not only a reliable tool to verify relatedness but also to unravel geographic origins.
Now the track has been given a revamp and will be re-released to boost the coffers of the International Primate Protection League's (IPPL) Save the Gibbon campaign.
After a few moments, the gibbon jumps onto a nearby rope bridge before swinging fully around two or three times, letting go, and sailing through the air before hitting the glass behind the guest's head.
Reseacher Van Ngoc Thinh said: "Each gibbon has its own variable song.