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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

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Address: Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 76 260 4912
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We're a unique animal welfare and conservation project working to...

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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We had mixed emotions when visiting this place. The project is amazing as they are trying to re-populate Gibbons in areas that are the original habitats. But due to poaching an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had mixed emotions when visiting this place. The project is amazing as they are trying to re-populate Gibbons in areas that are the original habitats. But due to poaching an deforestation, Gibbons are no longer to be found. The area is a national park in Phuket - we saw both injured Gibbons that can no longer survive on their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The project plays a huge part in keeping the White handed Gibbon from extinction from southern Thailand. If it wasn't for the selfless people that give their own time to help share the cause and educate us humans about what we are doing to these lovely little monkeys then our children will only ever see these monkeys in books or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 2 British volunteers we met were absolutely outstanding! They answered our many many questions with ease and we thoroughly enjoyed speaking with them. It was amazing to hear all about the project and see some of the gibbons they're trying to release into the wild and find mates for. It's not the type of place where you'll see loads... More 

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Thank Nicola S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take my hat off to the volunteers who are doing a fantastic job of attempting to re-introduce these wonderful animals back into the wild. Each gibbon has a story to tell of the cruelty inflicted by man. Dig deep into your pocket & help out the as much as you can.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was our second Visit to the GRP, and our second adoption of a Gibbon. It made our daugthers holiday, it is an extremely worthwhile, rewarding and a humbling experience. It is run by volunteers, who are amazing. They are clearly very dedicated, It is also educational. The centre needs all the help they can get, as it receives no... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I've seen many zoos, animal rescue centres and rehabilitation projects around the world and this was one of the smallest and weirdest I've come across. Firstly, you may or may not see a gibbon. They are shy creatures and although they make noise and that's how you may spot one, they are also gentle creatures who like to stay in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Superb work done by the volunteers of the GRP. The cruelty endured by these poor animals is sobering. Best to go in the morning as gibbons are early risers, we went around 3.30pm and a few of them were already resting. My 5 year old daughter was fascinated by them lovely animals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This centre is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who succinctly explained the work they do. The centre is tiny but works with much-loved Gibbons to help rehabilitate them where possible. Please donate on your visit if you can as the centre receives no contributions from the National Park entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good to see people that really care about wildlife and go out of their way to make a difference. well done and very informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Due to extensive delays and flight cancellations with Jetstar (a whole other story..) we had time to visit this fabulous and worthwhile centre near the national park. Volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and will tell you the story of the gibbons on view. This is not a petting zoo, they hope to re-accustom the gibbons to wild living, so only those... More 

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