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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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She said that Gibbon used to give English lessons to kids in Brazil.
Holroyd, 24, of Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, and Gibbon, 25, of Quarmby Road, Quarmby, each deny causing Mr Fletcher grievous bodily harm with intent and arson at the salon, being reckless whether life was endangered.
Each of the building's four pods, one for each gibbon species at the zoo, has a special bio-floor made of composting mulch which will act like a natural soil and, as it biodegrades, will generate high humidity levels beneficial for the gibbons.
The residents get used to their new surroundings at Gibbon Forest
Carbone said other studies have estimated the gibbon genome as 96 percent similar to people, compared with 98 percent for chimpanzees, our closest ape cousin.
Gibbon has never worked and has already served a four-year sentence for causing GBH with intent.
In traditional Chinese culture, the gibbon is considered the gentleman in the animal kingdom.
In one public service announcement played between pop tunes, sounds of gunfire are punctuated by gibbon cries and a voice that warns darkly: "For one baby, five gibbons are killed.
The researchers recorded 20 gibbon calls in normal air atmosphere, before recording 37 calls in a helium-enriched atmosphere.
And Mr Gibbon and his solicitor Graham Jamieson have been unable to obtain his name and address to pursue a civil case.
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.