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Hoolock

 

(Hylobates hoolock), a tailless ape (gibbon) measuring up to 64 cm in length. The fur is long and thick. The young are gray, adult females brown, and males black with white eyebrows. The hoolock inhabits tropical rain forests and mountain forests in Assam, Burma, and western Yunnan. The ape lives in trees, in groups of six to ten individuals. It does not build nests for shelter at night. The diet consists of fruit, leaves, buds, flowers, birds’ eggs, young birds, and insects. A single, almost naked young is produced. Hoolocks attain sexual maturity at seven to ten years of age.

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The Western Hoolock Gibbon is one of the most threatened primate species in the world and is only found in North-east India and Bangladesh, where their populations are declining and fragmented by loss of the natural forest.
Western Hoolock Gibbon: The number of Western Hoolock Gibbons has halved over the last 40 years.
Quite spacious, it has a biodiversity information centre and houses Hoolock gibbons, clouded leopards, Mrs Hume's Pheasant, sun bears and other rarely seen species.
Come back another day and move further into the forest on the trail of the large animals--elephants, deer, sambar or hoolock gibbons.