Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon

Skywalker hoolock gibbon (Hoolock tianxing) is a species newly described in 2017.  It was named after Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars franchise. The name "tianxing" was a Chinese translation of "Skywalker" ; it also refers to the "heaven-like movement" of the gibbons. With less than 150 individuals left in the wild, IUCN has rated it as critically endangered (CR).

• Habitat fragmentation
• Small populations
restricting gene flow
• Habitat destruction due to

agricultural activities
• Poaching  

Their Threats

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