The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)

Assessment Summary
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.


Wildlife Management Branch
Level 8, 59 Liverpool St
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253

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