Call Of The Wild: A Tale Of Three Gibbons

They spent the night in the circuit house at Wakro in Lohit district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh. They hated it. They were indignant at the cages in which they found themselves trapped. How would they have known they were temporary? The family of gibbons woke up often at night, hooting angrily before going back to sleep. By 4 am, the sun had risen over the Mishimi hills, revealing the impossibly green rainforests on its slopes — a glorious morning at the end of October. The three gibbons, now fully awake, unaware that they had just been saved from certain death, continued their raucous protest. The young (sub-adult) female gibbon was the most disgruntled. She calmed down only after her cage was placed between her parents. Her parents, though confused, were quieter as they made their way towards the forest in a battered jeep, accompanied by a team from the forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India. The family of gibbons was found stranded a few days ago in the lower reaches of Wakro village, away from the protected forest. The only apes in India, Hoolock Gibbons are completely arboreal, monogamous and rarely venture out of the highest canopy of trees. While their long arms allow them to swing from one tree to another with remarkable precision; on the ground they’re slow and clumsy, becoming easy prey for predators — both human and animal. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/call-of-the-wild-a-tale-of-three-gibbons/#sthash.MqdHedvH.dpuf

They spent the night in the circuit house at Wakro in Lohit district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh. They hated it. They were indignant at the cages in which they found themselves trapped. How would they have known they were temporary? The family of gibbons woke up often at night, hooting angrily before going back to sleep. By 4 am, the sun had risen over the Mishimi hills, revealing the impossibly green rainforests on its slopes — a glorious morning at the end of October. The three gibbons, now fully awake, unaware that they had just been saved from certain death, continued their raucous protest. The young (sub-adult) female gibbon was the most disgruntled. She calmed down only after her cage was placed between her parents. Her parents, though confused, were quieter as they made their way towards the forest in a battered jeep, accompanied by a team from the forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India. The family of gibbons was found stranded a few days ago in the lower reaches of Wakro village, away from the protected forest. The only apes in India, Hoolock Gibbons are completely arboreal, monogamous and rarely venture out of the highest canopy of trees. While their long arms allow them to swing from one tree to another with remarkable precision; on the ground they’re slow and clumsy, becoming easy prey for predators — both human and animal. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/call-of-the-wild-a-tale-of-three-gibbons/#sthash.MqdHedvH.dpuf