The Crested Gibbon Hylobates concolor, is a small ape native to southeast Asia. It is available in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

Since the release of Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species, the scientific name of the crested gibbon has been changed from Hylobates concolor to Nomascus concolor.


Gibbons are forest dwellers and are well known for their habit of swinging between the branches of the rainforest on their long arms, a method of locomotion known as brachiation. Gibbons are also adept, however, at walking upright, both on the ground and in the trees. Black crested gibbons live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous male and female and their offspring; occasionally groups reportedly may contain additional mature females. These apes are predominantly arboreal and the group forages and sleeps amongst the trees. Led by the female, the breeding pair partakes in vigorous bouts of singing in the morning, which hauntingly echo through the forest. These ‘duets' are believed to be essential in pair bond formation and reinforcement, and also serve to advertise the presence of the group within the territory. A single young is born every two to three years and the infant is usually weaned once it reaches two years old.

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Gibbons live in the tropical rainforest biome.


Gibbons are herbivores that feed on berries and bananas.


Gibbons play with the rubber ball and the monkey bars.


Gibbons are content with the shade structure.


Gibbons are social animals that spend their time grooming and chattering at each other. Females give birth to one baby at a time.


  • The crested gibbon seems to walk awkwardly, but its animations are actually some of the most realistic in the game.
  • Since Endangered Species, the crested gibbon's conservation status has been changed from endangered to critically endangered.

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