This is the second half of my Walk Around Animal Kingdom Blog and features the 2 month old White-cheeked gibbon!
If you missed part 1 CLICK HERE
White-cheeked gibbons typically produce a single offspring every two to three years after seven to eight months gestation. Following birth, infants are able to cling to their mothers, allowing the females complete range of motion as they move about the forest with their offspring.
The species is also distinguished by the changing characteristics of their fur which differs by gender and age. While nursing, babies typically maintain a light-brown or golden-colored fur that easily blends with their mother’s coat. Once weaned around the age of one, babies’ fur transitions to black. While the males maintain black fur for their entire lives, female gibbons will change back to golden fur between the ages of six and eight.
The previous post in this blog was Animal Kingdom Walk Around .
The next post in this blog is Monstrous Summer All-Nighter Kick-off.