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Another of my favourite images of Plai, a White-Handed (aka Lar) Gibbon cared for up at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi Province, here in Thailand. Perhaps no one else will relate to the title, but to my mind she looked like a completely focused trickster daring me to choose a card knowing full well she would be able to guess what it was!
Anyhoo, if you did not appreciate that, perhaps this will be of slightly more interest: Gibbons are the smallest members of the ape family, so please do not refer to Plai as a cute little money ;^) and have the longest arms of all primates, enabling them to swing through their native forests with the greatest of ease.
There are perhaps (i.e. have to admit, I am not 100% certain about this!) 30 different species of gibbon native to tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Borneo, Java, and Sumatra, though most are listed as endangered largely due to deforestation and illegal poaching.
Many more of my pictures can be seen over on my website - www.ashley-vincent.com - and if you see one there that you would like to purchase as a print but you do not find it over here in my FAA portfolio, please send me a message or email to let me know the picture title and reference number (both of which you will find under all photos in the galleries on my website) and I will post it up here for you immediately.
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May 9th, 2013
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