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Wilfried Hou Je Bek

The most prolific gibbon researcher is Thomas Geissmann. His website,, contains recordings and pictures of all species as well as the full texts of his research papers and many useful links. The inaugurating publication of PrimatePoetics can be downloaded at the website of the author, Wilfried Hou Je Bek is a blogger from Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Gibbons: The One-Hit Jabberwockies of the Rainforest

The gibbon is the most dandified primate roaming the forests of Southeast Asia. The Chinese have long considered it to be the wisest and noblest of all animals, and in the eighteenth century the West took over this sentiment when it proclaimed the gibbon to be the animal closest to us in the great scheme of evolution.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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