Currently, 32 gibbons live at IPPL’s sanctuary
All but one of the IPPL gibbons belong to the white-handed gibbon species, Hylobates lar. Both sexes of white-handed gibbons can be either light-colored (ranging from blonde to honey-brown) or black. All have white face rings and white hands and feet. We also have one female yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, Nomascus gabriellae; adult males of this species are black, while the females (like Tong here at IPPL) are various shades of gold or beige with a little black cap.