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Swinging and calling, the siamang is well-known to Zoo visitors and guests of Audubon Park. Their “great call” can be heard throughout the area as the siamangs mark their territory in the wilds of Uptown New Orleans.
Plants and fruits make up most of its diet.
Forests throughout the region
Siamangs are managed through a careful Species Survival Plan which recommends breeding of the captive population to ensure genetic variability. Siamangs are threatened by loss of habitat in their native habitat. They are protected throughout their range.
- As a small ape, siamangs are subject to being used in the illegal pet trade.
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Hylobatidae
Place of Birth
Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra