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Siamang

Siamang

Animal's Behavior

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.

Eating Habits

Plants and fruits make up most of its diet.

Range

Forests throughout the region

Conservation Efforts

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.

Animal Facts

  • As a small ape, siamangs are subject to being used in the illegal pet trade.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Symphalangus syndactylus

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Hylobatidae

Place of Birth

Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra

Size

25 pounds

Color

Dark brown/black

Lifespan

30 years

Conservation Status

Endangered

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

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