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Review of Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
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Half-Day Phuket Countryside Bike Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to rehabilitate unwanted or confiscated gibbons from the pet trade and tourist industry. Come visitor our centre at Bang Pae waterfall and learn about the fascinating lives of gibbons and how you can help these highly endangered animals! Open 9am - 4.30pm (except Thursday, 9am - 3pm) our centre is free of charge however entrance to the national park area where we are located is 200 Baht per adult. For information about volunteer opportunites visit our website. Please note: GRP is an active conservation project and the majority of our animals are part of an ongoing reintroduction program. A select number of gibbons can be seen from our public viewing area but visitors are not able to feed them or otherwise interact with them.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“An amazing project”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

This was well worth the visit only a 20 minute drive from our resort and the guide was so informative. The volunteers in this project are doing an amazing job and we will certainly be helping them out with sponsorship.

Visited April 2014
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Woking, United Kingdom
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“You can make a difference”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

What a great place and what great work they do! if you are in Phuket please dont miss this.The sanctuary is set in a beautiful park with a stunning waterfall to visit as well.

The gibbons are just gorgeous and each one has their own story of how they were rescued. Thailand like many other asian countries don't have the best reputation for animal welfare so it is lovely to see some who are looking out for these gentle loving creatures. We chose to donate enough money to keep a gibbon for a year...we did not go down the route of getting them to write to us or taking a free toy etc as every penny should go into helping these lovely animal and enabling the people who work there do their jobs.

Go and visit and make a donation to such a lovely cause you come away feeling like you have done your bit

Visited September 2013
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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“Gibbons how they should be!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We visited the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project alongside a visit to the national park and waterfall. The haunting song of the Gibbons can be heard as soon as you enter the park. We were incredibly lucky to see one of the gibbons that has been released into the park up near the waterfall playing in the trees - where it should be not on Bangla Rd in Patong. A real privilege and testament to the fantastic work being done here.

Visited April 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I thought it would be 'worth a look', however am so, so, so glad I went as it was amazing. When we arrived we actually saw Gibbons swinging through the trees and calling to each other which was just fantastic. Walking up the steps, one of the guys that worked there greeted us and gave us some of the back stories relating to the Gibbons that sadly can't be rehabilitated and for them, the Sanctuary will be their home until they die. The work done here is totally unfunded and it's through human compassion that such a place exists.

Seeing the Gibbons happily swinging around and hearing them was just amazing and unlike Tiger Kingdom (which was a separate review) This place doesn't exist for tourists, it exists for the Gibbons and if you donate money, you not only feel good that you've hopefully helped the Gibbons, but you feel the money will go towards helping them and not for commercial reasons.

If you're lucky enough to see the Gibbons in the trees I would suggest taking a photo ASAP and not waiting! Sadly I didn't get my camera out in time - However, you know what? I'd much rather they did what they wanted and were wild animals than 'perform' for us humans, so all in all a wonderful and really interesting place and if you are able to see / take photos of the Wild Gibbons, even better :-)

Visited April 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Some real good being done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Very informative talk by one of the volunteers. Got to see some gibbons, albeit from a distance. This is not a zoo. The animals are kept at a distance from the public, as they are being reintroduced to the wild. A very worthy cause. Go visit..it's free, but donate some money. With any luck, our grandchildren can visit this area and see real gibbons in their natural habitat. We as humans owe it to our planet to put something back that we have taken out....

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