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Phuket volunteers wanted to help return captive gibbons to the wild

By The Phuket News

 

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The Tonmai Family of gibbons has been relocated to a last-stage acclimatisation cage before they will be released into the wild. Photo: Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

 

PHUKET: The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project located in the Khao Phra Thaew protected forest reserve in central Phuket is looking for volunteers to help hike supplies to an acclimatisation cage deep in the forest where a family of five gibbons will be released into the wild.

 

The gibbons were relocated to the acclimatisation cage on Sunday (Nov 22), explained Emma Le Cornu, an Australian working with the volunteer project.

 

“We have relocated a family of five gibbons that have been rescued from an abandoned zoo to its last stage at the acclimatisation cage before releasing them someday in February 2021. To aid with their reintegration, we will be hiking daily to the site of their new home, carrying essential supplies and food for this meaningful task,” she said.

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-volunteers-wanted-to-help-return-captive-gibbons-to-the-wild-78069.php

 

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