We are pleased to present the National Geographic Bongo dangling gibbon by Steiff. The gibbon is on the Red List of Threatened Species and is at risk of extinction. The animal lives in the Asian rain forests along with his mate and usually two to three children. When swinging from tree to tree, gibbons can clear a distance up to twelve meters in one jump. The primary reasons why their population is shrinking include destruction of their habitat, poaching, and illegal trade. The National Geographic Bongo dangling gibbon by Steiff was created to call attention to the plight of this endangered animal. Each gibbon is handmade from the finest quality plush fabrics. Every Bongo features plenty of artisan touches, including individual hand painting. This exotic-looking friend will remind children of the beauty of the animal kingdom in all its forms. Your purchase today helps support scientists, explorers and researchers from the National Geographic Society so they can continue to protect animals like Bongo who are facing extinction.