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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.
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Neither the visitor or the gibbon were harmed in the incident.
He now has limited movement in this arm and doctors at Newcastle''s Nuffield Centre have told him an operation at his age is too risky as the chance of success is just 25% But Mr Gibbon said he is still "extremely annoyed" with the police.
The first theme, "The gibbon's call is sad" ("Yuan xiao ai") (TGIC 52), is one of the biggest themes of the literature on this topic.
"The lowest frequency of harmonics is amplified in a gibbon's song when performed in normal air," Nishimura said.
Brule, who goes by the nickname "Chanee" (gibbon in Thai), has been working since he was 18 to protect gibbons in Kalimantan, the Indonesian section of Borneo where deforestation has decimated the ranks of the tree-dwelling primates.
Staff at Twycross went into emergency mode and ushered visitors into an area after a gibbon was reported to have "accidentally swung" out of his cage.
The rare gibbon species - native to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - live in tropical forests and swing from tree to tree foraging for fruits.
A new species and genus of gibbon was discovered in Lady Xia's tomb, the grandmother to the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuang, in Shaanxi, China, and the remains may be evidence of the first ape species to have gone extinct due to human influence.
The 26-year-old Desiree Gibbon was staying at a hotel owned by her grandmother in Montego Bay, a city in Jamaica.
Aaron Holroyd and Joshua Gibbon are accused of attacking victim Marcus Sewell-Fletcher, leaving him with a catalogue of severe S injuries including several broken ribs.
A PS2M Gibbon Forest has opened at Twycross Zoo, making it one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 24, 2014-Amazon's Prime Instant Video in US makes available first six episodes of live-action kids series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street