Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve | Wild Life In Meghalaya
Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve is a habitat for rare ape species. Tourists can spot abundant ape species that hardly find anywhere else in India. The aim of the reserve is to protect the Hoolock Gibbon. It is located in West Garo Hill District, Meghalaya. The forest area of the Meghalaya is 8510 sq.km. The most common wildlife species that you could easily spot in Meghalaya including Elephant, Tiger, Bear, Leopard, Civet, Panther, Wild Boar and much more. While the bird species include Duck, Myna, Hornbill, Sea Eagle, Wood Snipe, Pale-Caped Pigeon and more.
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The grove of trees in the Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve treated as sacred by the Goro People. They even can’t imagine the thought of haunt the ape species. If possible they tried to protect the ape species. Owing to they believe that if a Hoolock Gibbon is Killed then a famine would happen to their village.
The Garos believe in one supreme Creator, Rabuga, who is the sustainer and commander of the world. The other spirits are the representatives of the Supreme Creator. The spirits connected to the Garo’s agricultural life, pacify by sacrifices but never worshipped. The headman is an integral part of the village and acts as a religious head.