are nine species of gibbons, or lesser apes, found throughout Southeast
Asia, southern China, Malaysia, and Indonesia. They live high up
in the trees in the rain forest, and can travel at great speed through
the forest canopy, swinging beneath the branches.
weigh about 15 lbs. and stand about 3 feet tall. Most of their weight
is in the upper part of the body, making them extremely good gymnasts.
They can leap up to 30 feet in one jump! They eat fruit, leaves,
and small animals.
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