Hoolock Gibbons

Guwahati, June 09: With long and slender arms, Hoolock Gibbons are the only apes found in the country. It was earlier believed that India had two separate species of gibbon – the hoolock gibbon and the eastern hoolock gibbon. But recently, a study stated that hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) is the only gibbon found in India. You can spot the beautiful primate in Assam.

Northeast India’s premier research-based biodiversity conservation organization, Aaranyak had initiated a vital training program in collaboration with the Nagaland Forest Department, and with support from US Fish and Wildlife Service, in order to build the capacity of the frontline forest staff to aid in the conservation of wildlife, with particular focus on the rare and threatened species, the hoolock gibbons.

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The hoolock gibbons (Hoolock hoolock) are found in North-East India on the southern bank of the Dibang-Brahmaputra river system and the forested landscape of Nagaland is one of the potential habitats of this endangered species.