Owa (gibbon) is a kind of small apes, which is best known for his brilliance and berakrobatik moves with both limbs (bipedal).
At the Zoo the owa became one of the many animals that amaze visitors due to its swinging.
Owa (gibbon) have no tail and has the shoulder blades can be rotated in any direction.
Body shape is small and slim like a monkey, make owa often mistaken marmoset
Owa has a flat face, the shoulder joint with full rotation, chest width, longer arms than legs, hands and feet can grasp, a large brain, and no tail.
1. classification Taxonomy
Here is the scientific classification of gibbons:
Genus: Nomascus, Symphalangus, Hoolock, and Hylobate
There 15 species in 4 The above genus.
2. Physical characteristics
The body size owa (gibbon) relatively small, by, agile, and slim with a small round head, long sleeve, and long fingers but the thumb is relatively short.
Owa wrist joints are also equipped with bullet.
Owa body was covered by a thick hair, smooth, light brown to dark brown.
Owa hair covered most parts of the body, except the face, finger, Palm, soles of the feet, and armpit.
Small jaw gibbons are equipped with sharp canine teeth. Female gibbon gibbons are generally heavier than males.
Unlike the larger apes such as gorillas, owa not build its own nest.
Owa have ischial callosities, fleshy pads without nerves attached to the hip bones that allow them to sleep in a sitting position.
Owa often found sleeping in a sitting position in a branching tree with his head tucked in her lap and hugging their knees long arm.
A group of gibbons usually sleep on the same tree for a certain time.
Including diurnal primates, owa active about ten and a half hours in a day.
Owa favorite foods such as fruits they consume during a hunt in daylight.
In addition to fruit, owa also eat the young shoots, leaf, seed, skin, and flowers. Eggs and insects are also part of their diet.
6. How to Move Points
Has a long arm enables gibbons to swing from one branch to another or from one tree to another with ease.
Long fingers allow them to be able to grip tree branches with well.
The swing arm movement is called brachiation, allowing them to swing so far 15 meter at the top of the tree at a speed of approximately 35 mil per jam.
In addition to swinging, This primate is also famous for the movement of limbs (bipedal).
Owa walk on two legs assisted their arms to maintain balance.
Owa will focus weight on your hands and then swung his legs.
Because they can not swim, owa usually prefer to avoid water.