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Why Gibbons Can?t Survive on a Diet of Green Leaves Alone

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Why Gibbons Can?t Survive on a Diet of Green Leaves Alone

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It?s lunch time for this gibbon family and a wild banana tree is just the ticket. While one third of gibbon diet consists of shoots and leaves, it?s really fruit that provides them with the calories they need.

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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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