They live on the higher canopy in a hot and wet climate. They start their morning with a breakfast with fruit and sing songs in chorus. They live in family groups and they have long childhood like us. They are monogamy and do not take babies if they do not find a territory of their own. These beautiful, social and peace loving animals are Hoolock Gibbons, scientifically known as hoolock hoolock. Local people say Woolluk.
Gibbons are lesser apes. Gibbons are the only apes in mainland Asia. Hoolock gibbons are very special because they are genetically very different from other gibbons and for them it is very difficult to survive in captivity.
The Vanishing Ape, the series of photographs shown on the life of Hoolock gibbons of Lawachara, a tropical monsoon forest in the North East of Bangladesh. Lawachara has the biggest single population of Hoolocks in Bangladesh which is rapidly decreasing. In 1980 there were 3000 gibbons in Bangladesh, in 2005, only 300, how long can they survive?
IUCN declared hoolock gibbon as the most endangered 25 species for 2006-8.