gibbon gibbon  /ˈɡɪ bən/


  1. (n) English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
  2. (n) smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies



  • A virtuoso of arboreal acrobatics, the gibbon is a small, flat-faced ape which inhabits southeastern Asia.


  1. Gibbon school nurse honored for her work

    GIBBON — For her work to educate youths about health, Kay Bockstadter of Gibbon is being awarded the 2013 Healthy Community Prevention Award.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Kearney Hub

  2. Photos: Pudu Fawn Kisses Mom

    A white-cheeked gibbon, a new donkey, a hippo, a little elephant and other baby animals.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Newborn gibbon continues to thrive at Greensboro Science Center

    Duke, a rare endangered Javan gibbon was born at the Greensboro Science Center on April 29. After his birth, his...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 8 WGHP

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  • "The gibbon genome sequence will provide researchers with crucial information when comparing it to the human genome sequence and other primate genomes, shedding light on molecular mechanisms implicated in human health and disease - from infectious...
    on Jul 19, 2006 By: Francis Collins Source: National Institutes of Health (press release)

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