Bornean White Bearded Gibbon

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Hylobatidae Hylobates Hylobates albibarbis
Bornean White-bearded Gibbon
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Names: Bornean White-bearded Gibbon, Southern Gibbon, or Bornean Agile Gibbon
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1911
  • Monkey Size: 40 to 50 cm (15.7 to 19.7 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Gray or dark brown
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Borneo

Bornean White-bearded Gibbon Distribution

Bornean White-Bearded Gibbon Characteristics

Bornean White Bearded Gibbon

The Bornean white-bearded gibbon[3] also called the southern gibbon, or Bornean Agile Gibbon, is a species of gibbon native to southern Borneo.

  • Unlike other gibbon species, Bornean white-bearded gibbons do not show sexual dimorphism in coloration.
  • Males and females look very similar. The coat can vary, but they usually have a brown body with brown legs and arms.
  • Their feet and hands are black. The faces of these gibbons are typically framed by white cheeks and eyebrows, often resembling a mustache.
  • Their arms, extremely long to their height, allow them to swing quickly in the forest.

Bornean White-Bearded Gibbon Facts

Hylobates Albibarbis

  • Bornean white-bearded gibbons are diurnal and arboreal species. During the day, they roam the forest for food and participate in social activities.
  • They reach sexual maturity around four years of age. At this point, male and female offspring are expelled from the family group to find their own mate.
  • Because these gibbons are socially monogamous, mating occurs primarily between the related pair. However, mating with additional partners may occasionally occur.
  • The Bornean white-bearded gibbons are famous for singing beautiful duets that travel long distances through the forest.
  • As they roam the forest, they spread the seeds of the fruits they eat into new areas, helping the forest to regenerate.

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Key References
  • [1]“File:Hylob albib 120322-24241 sndai.JPG – Wikimedia Commons”. Accessed October 18, 2022. Link.
  • [2]“File:Witwanggibbon (5965099486) (3).jpg – Wikimedia Commons”. Accessed October 18, 2022. Link.
  • [3]“Home range variation and site fidelity of Bornean southern gibbons [Hylobates albibarbis] from 2010-2018 | PLOS ONE”. Accessed October 18, 2022. Link.


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