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15) Tails are not necessary for successful life in the trees. All apes lack tails, but this gibbon is able to rapidly move from tree to tree using an arm-over-arm method of swinging called brachiation. A gibbon hangs by the arms from a rope and branch; this photo was taken in a zoo enclosure.
Notes: A gibbon hangs by the arms from a rope and branch; this photo was taken in a zoo enclosure.
Scientific name: Hylobates lar
Photo © by: Columbus Zoo

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