Age of Sexual Maturity in Gibbons / 13 Table I . Ages of Captive Gibbons at Birth of First Offspring : Data From the Literature

@inproceedings{Geissmann2005AgeOS,
  title={Age of Sexual Maturity in Gibbons / 13 Table I . Ages of Captive Gibbons at Birth of First Offspring : Data From the Literature},
  author={Thomas A Geissmann},
  year={2005}
}
From studies of both wild and captive animals, gibbons are thought to reach sexual maturity at about 6 to 8 years of age, and the siamang (Hylobates syndactylus) at about 8 to 9 years. However, a review of the literature reveals that in most cases the exact age of the maturing animals was not known and had to be estimated. This study presents seven case reports on captive gibbons of known age. Captive males of the white-cheeked crested gibbon (H. leucogenys leucogenys) and of the siamang (H… CONTINUE READING
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