"In the future, gibbon vocalisations may reveal much about the processes that shape vocal communication, and because they are an ape species, they may be one of our best hopes at tracing the evolution of human communication." The scientists spent almost four months tracking lar gibbon
groups around the forests of north-east Thailand.
The Lar Gibbon
enclosure was also renovated for the summer.
Thomas, a white-handed or lar gibbon
based at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, north Warwickshire, was born on February 29, 2008.
? DZG's lar gibbon
family soon got stuck in to snacks on sticks which their keeper made as a fun way to give them their five a day!
IT was a funky 30th birthday for Jake the Lar Gibbon
The six-month-old lar gibbon
is the latest addition to the gibbon family of 21 males and 13 females on site at Twycross Zoo, near Nuneaton.
PRIMATE keepers have discovered our gorgeous lar gibbon
baby is a boy and have called him Gary.
RACHEL LEES Probably our male Lar Gibbon
Jake, he was hand reared so he interacts with you and he has a beautiful calling song which can often be heard for miles when the wind carries it.
We'll also be putting our lar gibbon
family back in the spotlight at noon each day, as we re-introduce their talk for the holidays at their enclosure adjacent to the sea lion pool.
Toto, a male chimpanzee who has lived at Drayton Manor Zoo for 47 years, and Toby, a Lar Gibbon
who has been resident there for 48 years, are both approaching the half century mark and the Staffordshire zoo made it a landmark day to remember.
Here are two of our favourite mums: Lar gibbon
Meo and baby born January 16 - as yet unamed until keepers determine the sex of the youngster.