Siamang

Siamang

Siamang
Symphalangus syndactylus


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Primates
FAMILY
Hylobatidae

Range

Island of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula


Habitat

Forests


Diet

Mainly leaves, fruit, and flowers

Weight

18 - 28 lbs.

Length

2.5 - 3 ft.

Gestation

6.5 - 7.5 months

Young

1

IUCN Status

Endangered

Facts

  • These apes’ booms and barks are amplified by an inflatable throat sac. Their legendary calls can be heard up to 2 miles away through the forest.
  • The throat sac can be as large as a grapefruit.
  • Male and female pairs will sing "duets" to one another, and each pair creates a unique song all their own!
  • The arm length may reach 2.5 times the length of the body.
  • Siamangs are unique among the gibbon family because males typically become the primary caregiver for infants during their second year of life.

 

Conservation

The main threat to this species is loss of habitat due to logging and agriculture.

Endangered

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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