"Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project" Gibbon Rehabilation Centre Tip by trisanna
Gibbon Rehabilation Centre, Phuket: 7 reviews and 6 photos
This gibbon reserve cares for these animals that have been abused and eventually re-introduces them back to their normal habitat. The abused animals came from bars in Thailand or for being used in tourist activities-when a tourist takes a picture with wild animals. Many handlers kill the mother and steal the baby animals-since they are easy to handle. Once they are older they are further abused and kept in small cages, since they become more aggressive.
This centre is financed by tourist's donations. You can adopt a gibbon for $USD 25 -which pays for one gibbon's medical care for one year. Many of the gibbons are infected with hepatitis A and some with HIV.
The organization is mostly run by volunteers, who seem quite dedicated to this cause. We adopted Lamut, a shy who was being used to have her pictures taken for tourists on Patong Beach. Also, when you are there you can hear the gibbons singing or hooting. This is how they communicate with one another-quite interesting experience.
Address: Bang Pae Waterfall, Pa Khlock, Thalang
Directions: Phuket 83110
Located in the Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife and Forest Reserve
Phone: +66 076-260-492
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