This evening somebody asked me for details on the wongaMonkey in the blog banner. I realised I had no clue, which was shameful. I turned to Lil, who immediately identified it as some kind of gibbon. Two minutes later she came back with the type – it’s a Moloch Gibbon. This is the original shot of the wongaGibbon, taken at Twycross Zoo suring summer 2001:

The wongaGibbon (really a Moloch Gibbon)

A seriously cool gibbon, I think you’ll agree. More exciting, though, is this:

Moloch Gibbon

S/he was still going strong as of last August! However, wongaGibbon looks sad, and this makes me feel bad. I think a return visit is called for, to check up on him/her.