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How Fast Can Gibbons Swing Through the Forest?

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How Fast Can Gibbons Swing Through the Forest?

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Gibbons are incredible tree swingers, thanks to their long forearms, mobile joints and wrists that enhance fluid movement.


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A sound fills the air in the rainforests of northeast India: the morning songs of a hoolock gibbon family, the jungle equivalent of an alarm clock. These primates live the high life in the jungle canopy, spending their days soaring through the trees in search of food. Follow Samar, an eight-year-old gibbon, as he prepares to leave his close-knit clan and start a family of his own. Has he mastered the skills needed to make this huge leap?

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