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"Siamang gibbons" Zoo's Tip by hennanights

Zoo's, Adelaide: 37 reviews and 123 photos

The Asian rain forest enclosure is very nice. The gibbons have a large area with a small house, pond area and gym equipment attached to a large tree. They are very playful and spend a lot of time chasing each other and hiding in the small plants on the ground. The Siamang gibbons at Adelaide zoo are part of the Australasian Species Management Programme (ASMP). The aim of the programme is to introduce new bloodlines to gibbons in captivity so they can successfully reproduce. Gibbon numbers have been threatened due to logging. They relie totally on a rainforest environment for food. They are now listed as a protected species. Siamangs are the largest of the Gibbon ape species. Their natural range is high up in the rainforest canopies of Sumatra and Malaysia , Southeast Asia. The gibbon has a very distinct call, made with a throat sack, that is very loud allowing them to communicate for great distances. They can move very fast through the trees because of specially adapted hands.

Address: Frome Rd Adelaide
Phone: 08 82673255

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 29, 2006
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