Hoolock Gibbons threatened with extinction in two Manipur districts.
The hoolock gibbons are three primate species of genus Hoolock in the gibbon family and are native to eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China. North-eastern India is home to two ape species: eastern and western
Gibbons are diurnal (activeduring the day) and arboreal (live on trees).
Their diet consists mainly of fruits, insects and leaves.
They live together in monogamous pairs.
Threats (applicable to both): Deforestation for timber, forest fires and hunting.
Western Hoolock Gibbons.
Found in all the states of north-east India, restricted between the south of the Brahmaputra River and east of the Dibang River. Also found in Bangladesh and north-west Myanmar.
Western hoolock is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Redlist.
Eastern Hoolock Gibbons:
Inhabits specific pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India, and southern China and north-east Myanmar.
Eastern hoolock is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Redlist.