A bridge of trees reunites gibbons separated by a railway line in India

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Jorhat, INDIA – A lone hoolock gibbon jumps from one tree branch to another before taking a big final leap across the railway tracks that fragment its forested home into two unequal compartments. This is good news, a leap of hope for the western hoolock gibbons (Hoolock hoolock) of Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Hoolock gibbons, India’s only ape species, are strictly arboreal animals, which means they’re reluctant to spend time on the ground — and which makes the scar carved out of the forest by the railway line just as impassable as a canyon. The railroa…

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