Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
A higher level. The western hoolock gibbon shows an incredible level of skill at moving in the trees. It can propel itself forward hand-over-hand and leap great distances. Able to walk along branches using its long arms for balance, it can also suspend itself with one hand to reach and feed from branches that can't bear its weight. A lover of fruits, the gibbon is an important seed disperser. But its forest home is disappearing due to habitat loss and degradation. Born to the trees, where else could it go?
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