Hoolock Gibbon, India Hoolock Gibbon, Hoolock Gibbons, Endangered Hoolock Gibbon India, Hoolock Gibbon India, Physical characteristics of Hoolock Gibbons, Habitat of Hoolock Gibbons, Information on Hoolock Gibbon, Wildlife Tour in India.


Hoolock Gibbon
[Wild Animals in India]

The Hoolock Gibbon is a tree dwelling ape found in North Eastern India. It is the only ape found in the Indian subcontinent. It is characterized by its white brows because of which it is also called the "White Browed Gibbon." It displays amazing agility in swinging through the trees of the evergreen forests where it lives and makes loud calls, which can be heard through the forest.

Hoolock Gibbon, Endangered Hoolock Gibbon India

Zoological name: Bunopithecus hoolock

Range: Hoolock Gibbons are found in several states of North East India - Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. The Hoolock Gibbon's range extends across Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of South China. It is found in areas within an altitude of 1500 to 4000 m.

Estimated population. It is estimated that there are about 170,000 Hoolock Gibbons worldwide in the wild, though accurate numbers are not known.

Physical characteristics: Hoolock Gibbons have all the characteristics of apes, including being tailless and having opposable thumbs on the palms of their hands. Male Hoolock Gibbons have a black coat with clearly visible white eyebrows. Female Hoolock Gibbons are light grayish brown or light brown in color. Infant Hoolock Gibbons are born with white fur, which becomes darker with age. Hoolock Gibbons are 60-90 cm long and weigh up to 7 Kg. The arms of Hoolock Gibbons are longer than their legs and Hoolocks use their arms to swing through the trees in a rapid movement called "brachiation." On the ground Hoolock Gibbons walk in an upright position on their legs.

Habitat: Hoolock Gibbons are found in varied habitats. These include tropical evergreen forest, semi and sub tropical forests and mountain forests. They are largely tree dwelling and come to the ground to forage. Hoolock Gibbons sleep and rest on the branches or hollows of trees. Diet: Hoolock Gibbons primarily eat seasonal fruit and leaves. They also eat insects, flowers, buds shoots and other parts of plants. Hoolocks get all their moisture from their food. Behavior: Hoolock Gibbons are territorial animals and live in small family groups who defend their territory by loud calls and threatened or actual attacks. Hoolock Gibbons are monogamos and family groups usually consist of an adult pair and their young offsping. Hoolock Gibbons spend most of the day foraging for food, moving across the trees in their territory. At night they retire to a favorite tree to sleep and sleep sitting in an upright position. Members of a family group groom each other, like all apes do. Hoolock Gibbons are known for their calls or songs, which may be used to attract mates, establish territory and bind a family group together.

Status: Hoolock Gibbons are threatened by habitat loss. Their forest habitats are severely fragmented in North East India. Hunting, slash and burn cultivation and timber felling are all threats to the Hoolock Gibbon. They are also caught as pets and their parts used in Oriental medicine.

Tourists can see Hoolock Gibbons in the Kaziranga and Manas wildlife sanctuaries and the Borajan reserve forest in Assam and in the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh on India Wildlife Tours.



Wildlife in India
Wildlife Tours in India National Parks in India Wildlife Resorts in India Wild Animals in India Wildlife Safari in India
The Wild Adventure
Lure of the Jungle
North East India Wildlife Tour
Wildlife Safari Tour in India
More Wildlife Tours ....
Corbett National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Kanha National Park
Periyar National Park
More National Park .....
Corbett National Park
Bharatpur
Periyar
Sawai Madhopur
More Wildlife Resorts ......
Royal Bengal Tiger
Great Indian Rhinoceros
Indian Elephant
Leopard
More Wild Animals ....
Wildlife Safari In Kerala
Wildlife Safari In Rajasthan
Safari In Corbett National Park
Wildlife Safari In Kaziranga National Park
Tour Packages in India
Special India Tour Packages India Culture Travel Packages India Adventure Tourism Packages India Nature Tourism India Architecture Tours
Golden Triangle Special Tour
Rajasthan Exclusive Tour
Golden Indian Visit Tour
Forts and Palaces Tour
More...
Medieval Heritage travel
Rejuvenation and Meditation Tours
North India plus Nepal travel
An Enchanted Realm Tours
More...
World Class Fishing
Angling and Rafting in Arunachal
Paragliding Tours
Annapurna Sanctuary Tours
More...
An Enchanted Realm
Nepal with Tibet
The Gujarati Sojourn
Beautiful nest and the backwater
More...
Splendid Gujarat
Rajput Heritage
The Gujarati Sojourn
Horse Safari - Southern Sojourn
More...

India Tour Destination Taj Mahal, Kerala, Kovalam, Backwaters in Kerala, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur
Palace on Wheels History and Significance, Coaches and Saloons, Facilities on Board, Destinations Coveredm, Travel Dates and Tariff
Wildlife Photo Gallery Ranthambore Photo Gallery Ecotourism in India Project Tiger South India Tour Itineary