The only wildlife sanctuary in India named after a non-human primate, the Hoolock Gibbon, the Gibbon Sanctuary was going to adopt a project to connect both sides of the forest separated by the railway line to cross by the Hoolock Gibbons. But the experiment is now not working to the expectation of the forest department.


JORHAT, May 3: With an increase of the leopard population in the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, the frequency of leopards attacking humans or vice-versa has commensurately increased near the sanctuary. Last night one Kamal Hazarika was attacked by a leopard at Kachogoral, Sonarigaon and on March 6, a leopard was killed after it attacked and injured four persons at Duliagaon and had killed a calf.

DIBRUGARH, April 26: The loud calls of a hoolock gibbon break the silence that sits heavily on the surroundings. Holding on to a tree branch with one long arm, the animal reaches out for a peeled orange offered by a child, who is visiting the Singpho Ecolodge with his parents, and goes on to eat it neatly.

JORHAT, July 23: Gunin Saikia while providing a detailed account of the conservation status of several primate species found in the upper Brahmaputra of northeastern region laid stress on the initiation of Project Primate in line with Project Tiger and Project Elephant in order to divert immediate conservation attention to many primate species in North-East that are facing tremendous pressure from various factors.

In fresh incidents of elephant depredation, as many as 15 houses were destroyed and two cows killed by a marauding herd in Katonibari Tea Estate and Gangapar areas near Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary last night. According to sources, the jumbos entered the labour lines in the tea estate by crossing over the road. There are, however, no reports of any human casualty. The elephants, which number 22, are permanent residents of the wildlife sanctuary which is spread over an area of 19 square kilometres.