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“A Must Stopover on a Saturday Morning”

Gibbon Conservation Center
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Owner description: The Gibbon Conservation Center is home to more than 40 highly endangered gibbon apes (small apes). This peaceful location is where gibbons live in family groups, raise their infants and socialize as they would in the wild. A guided tour is given at 10:00 a.m. on weekends, when they are open to the public between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Wonderful photo opportunities and a chance to watch gibbons swing from branch to branch and hear them sing their melodic songs. There is a gift shop on site. Private and school tours are available on weekdays.
Sherman Oaks
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A Must Stopover on a Saturday Morning”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

This conservation center is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Magic Mountain. If you're in the area, or on your way to Magic Mountain, stop by and make a difference. The conservation center is open on Saturdays from 9:30 to noon. You can learn a lot about these endangered apes. The tour is super informative, and the staff is there to answer any questions you might have about the gibbons. The gibbons live in pretty spacious digs, and you'll see them swinging through their habitat. Learn about their familial units, and which gibbons are trying "dating" to be potential mates. The gibbons are active in the day, so you'll get to see them in action, and not just sleeping. If you're lucky, you might see a baby or two! The road to the conservation center is gravel, but you don't need a 4 wheel drive. Bring a hat and sunscreen, as you'll be in the sun walking around from habitat to habitat. Comfortable shoes are recommended; you'll be walking on dirt. Closed toe would be good as you need to step in a shallow pool of disinfectant before entering the center so the gibbons don't contract anything from us visiting! Restroom is a porta-potty. The center is very clean, and habitats doesn't smell like poo!

Visited August 2014
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Incredible place!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just went to the Gibbon Conservation Center as an Assistant Caregiver for a Day, and I can't even describe how incredible it was. I fed the gibbons multiple times throughout the day, and being able to hand some of the gibbons food or have them take blueberries out of my hand was my favorite part. It was such a pleasure to learn about gibbons as a whole and each gibbon individually. The Gibbon Conservation Center does a lot with very little, and I was very impressed with their operation. I loved it, and I highly recommend it for animal lovers everywhere.

Visited July 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a nice little place to see some fun gibbons. They're extremely expressive and active. I could watch them all day.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“Getting Closer to Nature and Learning at the Same Time”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Spend an afternoon getting closer to nature and learning about the Gibbons! The GCC offers the visitor all the information you could expect to find about the Gibbons. There are many different varieties there and the kids will love the cute little guys.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stumbled upon this little gem a while back. It is hidden from view on a gravel road. Once inside it transports you to another place. A magical place free of stress, worries, and politics that seem to pop up everywhere. Admission is $10/adult and children under five are free. The staff and volunteers are caring and informative. They all have a sparkle in their eyes when talking about their apes. The gibbon song is nothing short of amazing. Bring your camera and capture some of the gibbons playing and singing. It is well worth the trip. The gift shop has gibbon dolls which are more realistic then stuffed animals normally are (no oversized eyes here).

Visited December 2013
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