Times are Hard for the Gentle Gibbon

For thanks to God, those days are o'er
In blest retirement, here we dwell
Upon the whole, all wondrous well.

- From "Ellangowan", 22nd May, 1849 by Arthur Gibbon to his wife.
(Not actually a Gibbon, but rather of the people Gibbon )

The weight of the world is on his brow

The weight of the world rests on his furry brow.

Together, like a Yin and a Yang

Gibbons are not that different from folks like ourselves.

Gibbons, known as lesser apes, are different from gorillas and other great apes in that they bond in pairs, not large groups.

Just look at this sassy couple!

Perhaps they are having a lover's quarrel....


Hanging out

Just hanging out in th' crib...

Gibbons brachiate as their primary means of transportation. Looks like fun, doesn't it?

      This is an activity that Gibbons are especially suited to, anatomically speaking. Gibbons have a ball and socket joint (like in human hips and shoulders) in their wrists!

      Gibbons can swing about with their arms quite efficiently, using very little energy. However, this does nothing to alleviate the woes of the world.