Black-crested gibbon in tree foliage looking towards the camera

Tree dweller

Tree dwelling, or arboreal, animals are particularly well adapted to spending most or all of their time in trees. They range from tiny invertebrates to huge orangutans. At the medium to large end of the size spectrum, special physical adaptations aid locomotion up and through the trees, such as prehensile tails, specially adapted claws and loose joints for easy swinging.

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