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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Hoolock Gibbon National Parks in India

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 10 December 2017

Endangered Hoolock Gibbon in India

» Gibbons belong to the group of lesser apes. They are known for their ability to swing from one tree to another with great agility and swiftness. White-hand gibbons live in Sumatra, Thailand, and Malaysia.
» The hoolock gibbons are three primate species of genus Hoolock in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae, native to eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India and Southwest China.
» The forests of north-east India are well known for the rich biodiversity they support, both faunal and floral.
» These forests also support the highest diversity of primates in India, including the only apes found in the country, the western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) and the eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys).
» In northeast India, the hoolock is found south of Brahmaputra and east of the Dibang Rivers.
» Its range extends into seven states covering Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura (The seven northeastern states of India).
» Hoolock is the State Animal of Arunachal Pradesh
» The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, formerly known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary or Hollongapar Reserve Forest is an isolated protected area of evergreen forest located in Assam, India.
» The sanctuary was officially constituted and renamed in 1997. Set aside initially in 1881, its forests used to extend to the foothills of the Patkai mountain range.
» Other famous National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam a to spot Hoolock Gibbons are Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Borail Wildlife Sanctuary and Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hoolock Gibbon National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in India

Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary : Tripura, India.

» Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura, India.
» Indian Gaur (Bison) is an attraction of this sanctuary. Apart from it, there are varieties of Birds, Deers, Hollock Gibbon, Golden Langur, Capped Langur, Pheasant and many other animals and reptiles. To See Wildlife Birds Water Bodies
Ntangki National Park: Nagaland, India
» Intangki National Park is a wildlife park located in Peren district of Nagaland, India.
» Among the creatures that inhabit the park are the rare hoolock gibbon, golden langur, hornbill, palm civets, black stork, tiger, white-breasted kingfisher, monitor lizard, python and sloth bear.
» The name "Ntangki" is derived from the Zeme dialect of the Zeliangrong tribe.

Namdapha National Park : Arunachal Pradesh, India.

» Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India.
» It is also the third largest national park in India in terms of area. It is located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India.
» The park along with ecoregion of Mizoram Manipur Kachin rainforest are very rich in butterflies and moths, birds,red giant flying squirrel and primates like slow loris, hoolock gibbon and capped langur.

Sonja Wildlife Rescue Centre: Meghalaya, India.

» Sonja Wildlife Rescue Centre of Meghalaya is the best place to see Hoolock Gibbon in India.
» Western Hoolock Gibbon, the only ape species found in India, is inhabited in the 'Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve' in the West Garo Hills district.
» This center is meant for spreading awareness among the tribes on the need to conserve the endangered ape species. The center adheres to the IUCNnorms to rehabilitate Hoolock Gibbons. It was set up by Florian Magne, a French national.

Frequently asked on Hoolock Gibbons

In which National Park Hoolock Gibbons are found?

Hoolock Gibbons are found in several states of North East India including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. They are also spotted in the Kaziranga National ParkManas wildlife Sanctuary and Namdhapha National Park.
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