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(White-handed) Gibbon (Papo - Wild Animals)

Started by brontodocus, December 08, 2013, 11:25:13 AM

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Another one of Papo's 2013 additions to their Wild Animals series (or "Les Animaux Sauvages") here is the White-handed Gibbon, Hylobates lar (Linnaeus, 1771). The dorsum of the hand and the instep are whitish to represent the species properly. The figure isn't easy to measure, snout-vent length is approx. 55 mm, so the scale would be between 1:8 and 1:11. Standing height is approx. 66 mm.

Despite being one of the best known gibbon species with an extensive geographical range it is seriously threatened by poaching and habitat loss (like practically all gibbon species) and IUCN lists it as "Endangered".
The last photo shows it together with the Wildlife Wonders Siberian Tiger, which is, although zoogeographically incorrect (there are other tiger subspecies occuring in the White-handed Gibbon's range), about the same scale (approx. 1:10 - 1:11).

Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.


Definetly, Papo have done a great work with this figure  ^-^.
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Wow! After seeing the photo with tiger I think that WAS a nice gibbon...  :o