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northern white cheeked gibbon monkey
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Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon

White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered, and their numbers have declined by 80 percent or more over the past 45 years, primarily due to habitat loss and poaching. The Houston Zoo helps out by providing support in Vietnam for the training and educating of local law enforcement to more effectively carry out wildlife-saving actions.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Nomascus leucogenys


Tropical rainforest in southeast Asia, primarily in Laos, Vietnam, and Southern China

Location in the Zoo

Wortham World of Primates

Cool Animal Fact

These arboreal primates swing through the treetops in a movement called “brachiation,” using their long arms to swing from branch to branch.

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