At the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, where we succeeded in reintroduced gibbons back to the wild where they were poached to extinction some 40 years ago, I will introduce you to our missions, our hopes, our research works and our gibbons in care. I (or my researcher team) will escort then show you how to prepare special gibbon nutrition ball. You will learn and enjoy making this supplement food wrapping in banana leaf and put it in our long-distance feeding system. At this stage, I will teach you how to observe and collect valuable research data from gibbons. You will also learn how to differentiate and understand each voice they make and hidden meaning of their movement behaviors. I will share you unforgettable stories while I follow this species in the deep jungle. This is a great opportunity to be once-in-a-life-time gibbon research assistant and make a better life for them. Moreover, if lucky, you will see some other beautiful wildlife including Oriental Pied Hornbill, Flying Lemurs, Flying Dragon, Golden Orb-weaver Spider and many more! Our experience ends at 11:30 am but we suggest you to spare another hour trekking and appreciating a beautiful waterfall in the last remaining rain forest of Phuket.
Meet the gibbons
A lesser known ape, gibbons have long fluffy arms that effortlessly help them swing from tree to tree. Fun facts: their distinctive “singing” can be heard a half-mile away, and they spread 100,000 fruit seeds a year to save their home in the forest.
The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand (WARF)
We are on a mission to return Thailand wildlife species back to where they were previously extinct from the wild. Since 1992, we have operated several wildlife sanctuaries that are focused on providing appropriate housing and caring for animals. Our Gibbon Rehabilitation Project aims to rescue, rehabilitate and release confiscated gibbons from Illegal tourist industry back to its habitat.
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National Park Entrance Fee. This allows you to access to our project site, Khao Prataew National Park, and waterfalls.
Necessities for gibbon nutrition balls making and research data collection documents
Settle in the last rain forest of Phuket, our project is located in Khao Prataew National Park area which is also an entrance to the famous Bangpae Waterfall. The experience is arranged in an outdoor space where you can witness our gibbons in care. After the experience is done, you can take some time to trek up to the waterfall.
Just to first remind everyone that we are not a Zoo. We are much more than a zoo. We rescue, rehabilitate and release gibbons back to the forest. It is a good place to take your kids to learn about environmental and wildlife.
Save gibbons and save forests