Siamang Symphalangus

Even the forest has an alarm clock: siamangs wake at sunrise and let out a chorus of loud hoots and screeches.

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ORIGIN:
Indonesia and Malaysia

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HABITAT:
Lowland rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
20-25 lbs
Length: 2-3 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, leaves and insects

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Speed and agility

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REPRODUCTION:
230-day gestation; sexually mature at 6-7 yrs

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THREATS:
Collection for the pet trade and habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
25-30 yrs

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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