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Teach Texts

These pages offer gibbon fact sheets and other gibbon-related introductory and instructional texts for students and science teachers. At present, just a few text pieces are available, but we hope to add more in the future.

We also invite readers to submit suitable texts. If accepted for inclusion, the text will be formatted by us and added to this page. Please send your texts to the webmaster.

The purposes of these texts are:

  • to be help young zoologists getting started in particular, gibbon-related scientific matters.
  • to provide lesson material to science teachers.
  • to promote gibbon conservation to young audiences.

The texts focus on gibbon biology and behavior, but are prepared in a language appropriate for the target audience.

Press a button to read a particular text.

Available Topics

Button Fact sheet: What are the gibbons?
by Thomas Geissmann.
Button Fact sheet: Silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch)
by Lucy Birkett and Thomas Geissmann.
Button Fact sheet: Hoolock (Hoolock hoolock)
by Thomas Geissmann.
Button Fact sheet: Yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae)
by Thomas Geissmann.
Button How to tape-record primate vocalisations (version June 2001)
by Thomas Geissmann.
A printable version of the text (in PDF format) can also be downloaded.



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