Definition of white-handed gibbon in English:

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white-handed gibbon


The common gibbon, which has white hands and feet and is found in Thailand and Malaysia. Also called lar gibbon.
  • Hylobates lar, family Hylobatidae.
Example sentences
  • The topmost spectrogram is a typical female ‘great call’ of the white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar.
  • The saddest residents are two rare white-handed gibbons, small apes listed as an endangered species.
  • Two white-handed gibbons that live separately in two enclosures were observed for their feeding behavior.

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Syllabification: white-hand·ed gib·bon

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