The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
The Siamang is a long sleek primate reaching heights of 1 metre and weights of 14kg. It inhabits primary and secondary semi-deciduous and tropical evergreen forest in Indonesia Malaysia and Thailand where it eats mostly fruit supplemented by leaves and to a lesser extent insects. The Technical Assessment Panel assessed Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus
) as being moderately dangerous to humans, having a low risk of establishment and a low consequence of establishment. Consequently, the TAP assessment concluded that the risk posed by the Siamang is moderate
. It can only be kept by those with a Wildlife Exhibition Licence who are approved for the keeping of moderate threat species.