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Primate Caregiver for a Day
The mission of the GCC is to promote the conservation, study, and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation. They educate the public about gibbons, threats to their survival, and the actions the public can take to protect them.
Your day will start by learning about the GCC and its mission and gibbon basics. Did you know gibbons are apes, not monkeys? If you are lucky, you will experience the gibbons singing their territorial song, an unforgettable experience.
After going over safety training, you will start preparing food for 39 gibbons. Then you will go around and feed everyone while learning about the individual gibbon and family dynamics. You will able to see the gibbons up close and at Gabi's discretion, toss food to the gibbons. After feeding, you'll create some enrichment for them and deliver it to one of the gibbons.
*Requirements: Signed Liability Release and medical clearances.
- Go behind the scenes of the Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) and learn about its mission. Learn about gibbons, why they are endangered and what can you do to protect them. Meet some of the rarest primates in the world, such as the northern white-cheeked gibbon, which is down to less than 1,000 in the wild. Shadow Gabriella Skollar, GCC Director as she cares for the gibbons Listen to the gibbons sing their territorial song, record video, audio and take photographs of them from a safe distance. Your package will include an individual membership, and a basic adoption of a gibbon of your choice. Suitable for guests over eighteen.
- Experience provided in English (US)
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
- Requirements: Signed Liability Release, negative TB test within one year, Tetanus shot within five years If you are showing ANY signs of illness, or have recently been exposed to an illness, please re-schedule your visit to a later time, when you are sure you are quite healthy. Many human illnesses can be transmitted to gibbons due to their biological similarities, and can make them seriously ill. We must reserve the right to deny admission to anyone who appears to be ill. We thank you for understanding. If there is a chance of cancellation in the event of inclement weather, we will contact you to reschedule.
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