Hoolock

(redirected from hoolocks)
Also found in: Dictionary.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps, across the mountains at sunset you will hear the distant call of the hoolock.