Gibbons are a reserved lot of animals. They do not usually mix with any other species, nor do they easily leave their own “territory”. Gibbons usually form a monogamous family group which includes one to three offspring along with an adult pair. When the offspring become sexually mature, they leave their parents and the territory itself in search for a partner as well as a new territory. So naturally a gibbon is very protective about their own zone of habitat. They demark their own territory by singing aloud. Their songs are usually ten to twenty minutes long, according to the species.
A gibbon family needs to protect its territory mainly from the other gibbons of the same gender. Now due to the strong attachment of the gibbons to their own territory, they lose focus if for some reason their territory gets destroyed. Being an arboreal animal, the main danger they have is from the human beings. This is because of the rate in which humans are usurping trees all over. For this reason, gibbons are declared endangered, that is on the verge of extinction, by the experts. They usually do not let go of their territory even after it gets disturbed or damaged to much extent.
To protect themselves from any calamity affecting their zone of habitat or their lives, they use their long hands to rapidly move from branch to branch, tree to tree. But due to their reluctance to move much away from their comfort zone, they ultimately do get overpowered.
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