White-handed Gibbon

Hylobates lar

The white-handed gibbon has the characteristic white ring around its face. The color of the one in the picture (Indianapolis zoo) is reddish-brownish, but other gibbons of the same species appear black, and their color does not depend on whether they are male or female.

Gibbons are sometimes called lesser apes, being closer phylogenetically to the great apes, but smaller in size.

Family Hylobatidae
Order Primates
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth