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Field Visit to Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: 22.09.2023


A field trip to Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Mariani was conducted on 22nd September 2023, with 20 students of 5th Semester, under the guidance of Dr. Manashi Bortamuly (HOD, Department of Zoology) and Dr. Samim Dullah (Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology) from the Department of Zoology, N.N. Saikia College, Titabar. The Journey was started at around 7am.

Trip Objective:

The objective of the trip was to study the different fauna and flora of the wildlife sanctuary and to see and count the diverse form of butterflies in connection with Big Butterfly Month India 2023.

Field Observation:

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the only ape (Gibbon) found in India, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary is a small sanctuary of 20.98 sq. kms, in Jorhat district f Asam with semi-evergreen forests and evergreen patches midst tea gargens and human settlements. The sanctuary has a remarkably diversed primates faunas. Seven non-human primates’ species occur in the area, which received a higher conservation status.

A guide explained in details about the wildlife sanctuary, its flora and fauna. Different primate like Capped Langur, Stumps-Tailed Macaque and Pig-tailed Macaque were observed. Two types of squirrels-Malayan Giant Squirrel and Orange Bellied Squirrel; arthropods like spiders, centipedes, millipedes, reptiles (snakes) and diverse form of Lepidoptera were also observed. Also, several important medicinal plants were also observed.


The trip ended at about 3pm. The field visit was a precious trip that had helped to know about the various biological species and habitat of organisms.

Nanda Nath Saikia College
Dhodar Ali, Titabar-785630,
Assam, India
Tel: +91 (3771) 248446
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