The park is home to wild water buffalos, swampdeers, tigers, elephants, hog badgers, capped langurs, hoolock
gibbons, wild boars, jackals, wild buffalos, pythons, and monitor lizards.
The gibbon (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/new-species-of-gibbon-discovered-in-china) was named "the Skywalker hoolock
" after Luke Skywalker, the key protagonist of the original film trilogy of the "Star Wars" saga.
The 480- square- kilometre grassland park is home to the world's largest population of rare, one- horned rhinos as well as other endangered species including swamp deer and the Hoolock
Freida meets a man who has dedicated his life to the Hoolock
gibbon, India's only ape, which starts the morning by singing.
But even the most rugged nature lover with a passion for sighting Hoolock
Gibbons, will find it difficult not to surrender to the luxury of this colonial house with it's vintage fireplaces and four poster beds.
They are amongst the largest and last strongholds of critically endangered Hoolock
Gibbons (Hoolock hoolock
)--one of the last apes in the Indian sub-continent, and Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)--a spectacular but rare bird species in the country (Muzaffar et al.
This apart the park also houses nine species of primates including the Assamese Macaque, Lutings, Golden Langur and the only ape found in India, the Hoolock
(66) Thomas Geissmann, Mark Grindley, Frank Momberg, Ngwe Lwin and Saw Moses, "Hoolock
gibbon and biodiversity survey and training in southern Rakhine Yoma, Myanmar", Gibbon Journal 5 (2009): 7-27.
Other primates in the Park include the capped langur, Assamese macaque, the slow loris and the hoolock
's own-goal in stoppage time ended their brave challenge.
The Western Hoolock
Gibbon is one of the most threatened primate species in the world and is only found in North-east India and Bangladesh, where their populations are declining and fragmented by loss of the natural forest.