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“Gibbon Rehabilitation Project”

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was the best experience in Phuket. We had just been to a shop with a small spider monkey and I was appalled that they were proud to have it in a small cage. The driver saw I was upset and told us about the GRP which was not far away. We visited with 7 other Australian and we were amazed at the work that these volunteers do. It was a real eye opener. Please give some money while there as they do not receive any money from the park admission fee. With regards to the waterfall you need to be nimble and sure on your feet. Put the GRP on your list of must do's in Phuket.

Thank Mugglet_13
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

The GRP is doing wonderful work rehabilitating these fascinating animals and it was great to see them thriving in their new homes. The volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and friendly as well.

Thank MicahMux
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a must do whilst in Phuket if you are a nature/animal lover!
**The rehab project does not receive any of the admission $$ that you pay when entering the waterfall, so be sure to drop some change in the donation boxes scattered around.
We had the pleasure of speaking with a young German lady who volunteers, whilst visiting. She shared her passion for what she was doing with us and was lamenting her return to Germany. These lucky gibbons have a wonderful new home with the kindest of caretakers. Stop by and see what they are doing.

1  Thank nksv
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting and educational visit. I highly recommend going while you're in Phuket, couple it with the nearby Bang Pae waterfall.

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a very worthwhile project to visit and support. The centre has a range of boards set up in the outdoors with lots of information which is easy to read and understand. The rehab process is long and due to some gibbons extensive past trauma, not always possible. However they have this wonderful place to stay and live out their lives so it's not all sad endings! Those they do rehabilitate are obviously treated with great care and consideration for their needs. these monkeys have been traumatised by human intervention so it's heartwarming to see that humans can also intervene to help them. As other people have posted, this is not a zoo, so you only really see a few gibbons, however the sound of their calls throughout the morning is lovely to listen to whilst you walk up to the waterfall or have lunch at the nearby restaurant. Consider a donation or buying from the gift shop to support this project. Well worth the trip out there!

1  Thank Kaye A
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