English : Eastern hoolock gibbon
French : Gibbon houlock oriental
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Hylobatidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Body length of 65 cm for a weight of 9 kg. Male is completely black with two very thick white eyebrow markings and light silvery chin tuft. Female beige with slightly darker chest and underside of limbs. Clear crown and thin white mask.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South East Asia, from extreme north-east India to eastern Myanmar. Lives in primary tropical and subtropical rainforest, up to 2600 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Appendix I
Status : This species is hunted in parts of its range and declining in China. Some populations in Myanmar are still well protected but habitat loss is a threat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known