October 4, 2011

day one-hundred-and-fifty-five - siamang

i sure do love me some gibbons. they pull so many great shapes with their lengthy limbs:

© jem barratt

other reasons to love siamangs:

- they look funny on the ground
- they wave their arms like an inflatable caryard man when they run
- they have funny faces

© jem barratt

- they inflate their throats to make an incredibly loud noise
- and they can fully swivel on one hand

yay for siamangs! go see the trio at the adelaide zoo - they're noisy, they whip around the treetops and they love to start fights with much smaller monkeys as well as the other gibbon couple on show.


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