The name Gibbon is given to Holongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Jorhat in Assam because it is the only Reserved Hoolock Gibbon habitat in India .Hoolock Gibbon is an extinct specie and it is the only ape-man in India which needs to be protected .
But Gibbon wildlife Sanctuary in Assam is not only famous for this Hoolock Gibbon . The Sanctuary is the proud habitat of seven species of monkeys out of 15 species available in India .They are ,Assamese Macaquae , Rhesus Macaque , Slow Loris , Capped Langur , Pig-Tailes Macaquaqe, Stump TAiled Macaquae and Hoolock Gibbon . Of all this several are already considered extinct species found and reserved only in Assam .
Gibbon Sanctuary is important also for these reasons
1. It is Recognized as Important Bird Area situated in Assam(IBA) by Bird Life International because it is habitation of almost 800 different species of birds of which several are extinct .
2. Hoolock gibbon is only ape (which doesnot have a tail , lives on trees ) .
3. Habitat of lots of rare and priceless species of trees and other animals .
The Holongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a treat for Nature lovers in Asssam.
How to reach Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air : Nearest airport is Jorhat . It is 22 Km away from Jorhat Town .
By Rail : Mariani is the nearest Junction . It is only a five minutes drive from MAriani rail station .
Well connected by motorable road also .
Best time to Visit Gibbon Sanctuary : From october to February .
|Author: Manabendra Gogoi 22 May 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 5|
|Most of our people does not even know what is Gibbon. They think it is a general monkey only. Even in a programme of Discovery channel ( I forgot the name ) it was told that they are found only in Africa and Bornio. We should be conscious about this precious species. The government is also not so much concerned about its value as a tourism spot. They have not even facilitate it with safari system. Common people has to go on foot to its inner parts with two guards. At least jeep safari should be available there. The forest office there is also in a damaged condition.|
|Author: Krishna Arandhara 26 May 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2|
|I'm neibouring person of Gibbon wildlife sanctuary.It is situated in Disoi velly between Mariani and NAKACHARI.The Gibbon(a primate) has some attractive charcteristics. The member of same family lives in a group belonging father,mother son daughter etc.The mature Gibbon does not keep sex relation within same family.Mature Gibbon(male/female) marries with other Gibbon.The female Gibbon combines with the male and they start new life.They then donot live with parents.|
|Author: Manabendra Gogoi 27 May 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
|Another interesting fact is that they don't come down from the tree. Now the problem is that there are two groups of families in Gibon sanctuary right now and they are separated by the railway tracks. As they never intercourse among their own family, so the problem is existing about their breeding.|