Angkor Wildlife Release Project
The reintroduction of gibbons is an exciting and vital step towards the conservation of this endangered species. Born to parents rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, a gibbon pair that was mother-raised at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and had been living in a rehabilitation enclosure with limited human presence for some time, was released on Wednesday, December 12th, 2013, in Angkor Archaeological Park.
They were transferred to their release enclosure in Angkor Thom, where our wildlife rehabilitation staff monitored them as they acclimated to their new surroundings. The bonded pair has adjusted well and even duetted together. Baray, the male is active and playful with his partner, Saranik, who is much more reserved. Both animals are wary of people, which is good in an environment where tourists and other people are ever-present.Guards have been stationed to safeguard the forest, and the pair will continue to be monitored to ensure they thrive in their new home. Help Wildlife Alliance continue to be at the forefront of conservation and wildlife protection in the Southeast Asian tropical belt, by making a donation to the Angkor Release Project.