Thursday, February 7, 2013



Animal You | Gibbon | A unique aspect of the anatomy Gibbon is the pulse, there is a ball joint, biaxial movement. Gibbons hands and feet as long, with a deep cleft between the first and second digits of their hands. The dental formula, the siamang, which is the largest of the 17 species is trapped by two toes on each foot, distinguish, hence the generic name and species and Symphalangus syndactylus. Gibbons are social animals. Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch to a distance of 15 m (50 ft), at speeds up to 55 km / h (34 mph). The Gibbons ball-and-socket joints allow them unmatched speed and accuracy by swinging through the trees.

Sinologist Robert van Gulik the gibbons have been completed in central and southern China spread, at least until the Song Dynasty, and also on the basis of an analysis of the references to primates in Chinese literature and its representation in Chinese painting, Chinese word yuan (猿) referred specifically to gibbons until they should be resolved for most countries due to habitat destruction (about 14th century). The first Chinese writers saw the "noble" gibbons, moving up through the trees, dressed as "men" (jūnzǐ, 君子) forests, unlike macaques greedy human food. Taoists attributed occult properties Gibbons believe she is able to live for hundreds of years to become human beings.

Gibbons later became a popular subject for Chinese painters, especially during the Song Dynasty and the early Yuan Dynasty, as YI Yuanji Muqi Fǎcháng and excelled in painting these monkeys. In Chinese cultural influence, why Zen "gibbon enter the reflection of the moon  in the water" became popular in Japanese art, and even if it is not safe Gibbons Japan. 

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