Lar

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Lar

 (lär)
n. pl. Lar·es (lâr′ēz, lär′-) Roman Mythology
A tutelary deity or spirit of an ancient Roman household.

[Latin Lār, probably of Etruscan origin.]
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lar

(lɑː)
n
the singular of lares. See lares and penates

lar

(lɑː)
n
dialect Northern English a boy or young man

LAR

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Libya (international car registration)
[from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)]
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Lar

(lɑr)

n., pl. Lar•es (ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz)
for 1, lars for 2.
1. any of a class of ancient Roman tutelary, esp. household, deities.
2. (l.c.) a gibbon, Hylobates lar, with white hands and feet.
[1580–90; < Latin]
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The outdoor extension, which will be shared with the lar gibbons, is expected to take up to six months to build and will see the wild dogs relocated on site and their paddock incorporated into the design.
Watch a video of the cats exploring their new enclosure at www.dudleyzoo.org.uk | Learn more about our family of lar gibbons during half-term Q&A sessions, when our education staff will be introducing visitors to dad Huggy, mum Meo and their offspring Penny and Indah, during a daily noon talk at their enclosure, next to the sealion moat pools.
If you're visiting DZG on a date, why not take some inspiration from our lar gibbons, black-cheeked lovebirds and Humboldt penguins who all pair for life!
"We have lots of cute and fluffy animals to adopt including lar gibbons, black-cheeked lovebirds and Humboldt penguins, who are all perfect Valentine's examples as they pair for life.
TUESDAY and Saturday afternoons are egg-citing times for our family of lar gibbons - as that's when they get to eat hard-boiled eggs.
Lar Gibbons are normally found in the rainforests of south-eastern Asia and their long fingers and strong hands allow them to swing through the trees quickly and gracefully.
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.
DUDLEY Zoo's family of Lar gibbons are learning the ropes after getting new webbing added to their enclosure as part of a spring spruce-up.
Lar gibbons originate from south-east Asia, including ailand and China, where their habitat is threatened by hunting and commercial plantations of palm oil.
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.
? 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!