AnAge entry for Hylobates lar

Classification (HAGRID: 03229)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Hylobatidae
                    Genus: Hylobates
Species
Hylobates lar
Common name
White-handed gibbon

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
56 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

A female wild-born specimen acquired by San Antonio Zoo in 1954 died in 2008 at an estimated 56 years of age. Her male companion, also acquired in 1954, passed away in 2005 at the estimated age of 51 years (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,555 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Gestation
217 days
Weaning
600 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
1,095 days
Weight at birth
307.2 g
Weight at weaning
1,070 g
Adult weight
6,810 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.002 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
297%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 573074
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Taxonomy ID 9580
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