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Call of Gibbon

It was a rare experience to see and hear the call of Gibbon in the middle of a reserve forest in Mariani in Jorhat Dist. of  Assam. Early in the morning at around 6.00am started from Jorhat town to reach Hoollongapar Reserve Forest. This dense reserve is evergreen forest and with tall and heavy built trees. Hoolongapar Reserve Forest derived its name from Hoolong Tree which happens to be "State Tree of Assam".
                                                    "HOOLONG" State tress of Assam

Hoolongapar forest is having Rich flora & fauna which makes it a very rich Bio-Diverse forest Its aged old tall trees are always a home of Indian ape Gibbon. As our Guide Mr.Bora informed about this forest that it is having 108 nos of Gibbons which very social in nature. Generally Gibbons are family oriented apes. They live in a group of 3/4 members,which comprises of Male, female and their siblings. These Gibbons are very sensitive to their area and make round of their re…