UPDATE 21:00!!! 2 people were arrested, 3 gibbons were found!!! Thank you everyone for spreading the news!!! And a big thank you to the DNP (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation) Surat Thani and the Police department for taking action in less than 24 hours! *Old news as of now*: Endangered Gibbon used to entertain tourists on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. Sadly, these captured Gibbons have a very short “working life.” When they get to age 6 or 7, they develop canine teeth and often become more aggressive. Once they are no longer cute and compliant, many are killed. Also, gibbons do not breed in captivity. Which means that this baby gibbon was poached from the wild (or bought on the black market). This it the same beach where a slow loris was found with teeth ripped out so tourists could take selfies in 2016: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/11/slow-loris-had-teeth-ripped-out-so-tourists-could-take-selfies/

Posted by Arkadiy Kulev on Tuesday, July 24, 2018