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Hoolock gibbon

Measuring less than a meter and weighing about 6-8 kg, the Hoolock gibbon is India’s only ape. This tail-less primates is known more by its distinctive haunting song than by sight. Gibbon songs resound in the Namdapha forests at dawn. The Hoolock gibbon is an extremely endangered primate. The male is full black with white, silvery brows and young females are similarly colored. Adult females turn a golden blonde colour.Both are tail-less and have long arms, almost double the length of their bodies, helping them to swing from tree to tree. Gibbons can also stand upright and run along branches. These fascinating apes are monogamous mating for life.