Species Details

@Md Jayedul Islam,Jagannath University,Dhaka

Western Hoolock Gibbon Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hoolock hoolock
Family : Hylobatidae
Order : Primates
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Hoolock Gibbon, White browed Gibbon
Habitat : Forest
Description : Hoolock gibbons are relatively small primates, with a head and body length of between 50 and 64 cm, and a weight of around 6 to 9 kg. They have long arms and legs, and a highly mobile shoulder joint that allows them to swing through the trees with ease. They are covered in dense fur that can range from black to reddish-brown.

Hoolock gibbons are well known for their loud and melodious songs, which they use to communicate with other members of their group. Each individual has a unique vocalization, which is used to establish territorial boundaries and to attract potential mates.

Hoolock gibbons are arboreal, which means that they spend most of their lives in trees. They are highly social animals, and live in small family groups consisting of a breeding pair and their offspring. They are also monogamous, and will stay with the same mate for life.

Hoolock gibbons are primarily frugivorous, which means that they eat mainly fruit. They will also eat leaves, flowers, and insects when fruit is scarce.

Hoolock gibbons are found in the tropical and subtropical forests. They are primarily found in areas with dense canopy cover, where they can move through the trees with ease.

Hoolock gibbons are fascinating primates that are known for their vocalizations, social behavior, and unique appearance. Unfortunately, like many other primate species, they are threatened by habitat loss and hunting, and are considered to be endangered.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:wikipedia,iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Md Jayedul Islam (Jagannath University,Dhaka), photo copyright: Md Jayedul Islam.more information please contact with us.