Animal Size

Müeller’s gibbon size: How big do they get?

How big does a Müeller’s gibbon get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Müeller’s gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) reaches an average size of 54.5 cm (1′ 10″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 14.5 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 5.92 kg (13.05 lbs). A Müeller’s gibbon has 1 babies at once. The Müeller’s gibbon (genus: Hylobates) is a member of the family Hylobatidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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Müeller’s gibbon (Hylobates muelleri), also known as the grey gibbon is a primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae.Unlike most gibbon species, Müeller’s gibbon does not show sexual dimorphism in its fur coloration. Its fur is grey- or brown-colored with a ring of bright fur around its face. On the head, it often has a darkly colored cap. Weighing between 4–8 kg, it ranks among the smaller of the gibbons.Müeller’s gibbon is endemic to the island of Borneo, inhabiting the northern and eastern part of the island. In the southwest of the island lives the Bornean white-bearded gibbon; their territories hardly overlap. Grey gibbons are diurnal rain forest dwellers, characterized by the long arms that all gibbons have, with which they brachiate through the trees. They live together in monogamous pairs, and defend their family territory against intruders with long, loud singing. Their diet consists primarily of fruits. Little is known about the reproductive patterns of this species, but it is thought to be similar to that of other gibbon species.Müeller’s gibbon occurs in a number of protected areas, including Betung Kerihun National Park, Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, Kayan Mentarang National Park, Kutai National Park, Sungai Wain Protection Forest and Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia and Pulong Tau National Park the Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Semengok Forest Reserve in Malaysia.

Animals of the same family as a Müeller’s gibbon

We found other animals of the Hylobatidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Müeller’s gibbon

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Müeller’s gibbon:

Animals with the same litter size as a Müeller’s gibbon

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Müeller’s gibbon:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Müeller’s gibbon

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Müeller’s gibbon:

Animals with the same weight as a Müeller’s gibbon

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Hylobates muelleri: