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are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying
mammals. Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion,
brachiation, swinging from branch to branch distances of up to
15 m (50 ft), at speeds as much as 56 km/h (35 mph). They can
also make leaps of up to 8 m (27 ft), and walk bipedally with
their arms raised for balance.
species include the Siamang, the White-handed or Lar Gibbon, and
the hoolock gibbons. The Siamang, which is the largest of the
13 species, is distinguished by having two fingers on each hand
stuck together, hence the generic and species names Symphalangus
occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India
to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands
of Sumatra, Borneo and Java.
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