A new species of buffed-cheeked gibbon with a very distinctive call was identified by German researchers. Not only does this have implications on the heavily endangered gibbon in general, but the ape song could be the precursor to human music…
“An analysis of the frequency and tempo of their calls, along with genetic research, show that this is, in fact, a new species.”
The distinctive song “serves to defend territory or might even be a precursor of the music humans make,” the statement added.
Buffed-cheeked gibbon sounds like a third guy in on a remix, like “Tik Tok by Ke$ha feat. Lok D and Buffed-Cheek Gibbon.”