Guwahati: An endangered Hoolock Gibbon was found dead at Barekuri Jahukhowa village in Tinsukia district of Assam on Monday.
Villagers immediately informed the forest department and later a post mortem was conducted of the dead animal.
It was found that the Gibbon was suffering from lung related disease and having pneumonia.”
It’s believed that less than 20 Hoolock Gibbon were residing in the Barekuri area. Previously, several Hoolock Gibbon in Barekuri died due to electrocution.
In 2003, there were some 34 Hoolock Gibbons at Barekuri area which was a natural habitat of the primates.