Update - June 2016

Mee (and Champ) gives birth.. Mee and Champ, recently airlifted from Phuket to Chiang Mai have given birth to a healthy baby. The sex has not been determined yet.

Update - April 2015

Naun's baby, Little Tony, is thriving in Chiang Mai and being well taken care of by his mother, who has quickly learnt to become a great mum.

 

Update - March 2015

Naun & Nat have a baby. First of the Chiang Mai released Gibbons - Nuan, has her first baby boy. In memory of our dear friend Tony Smallwood he is to be named "Little Tony"

 

 

During March and April 2015, The Flying Scouts transported another four Gibbons; Tom, Ollie, Jane & Khun Saul from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center in Phuket (GRP) for acclimatization and eventual release in Baan Jam Pee. This brings the total transported up to 17, although we had to return Bambam and family leaving 14. It has been decided that for the remainder of 2015, the focus will now be on supporting the animals that are currently in and around Baan Jam Pee release centre.

 

Update - September 2014

 

Bobby and Songkran in the wild. - Video of the release earlier this year.

Dodo, Beauty and Dr Tum are set to be released in Chiang Mai on September 14th, 2014..... more as this story develops.

 

 

 

Update - July 2014

The painful, but necessary decision has been taken to move Bambam and family back to Phuket where her eventual blindness can be cared for much more adequately. The only scant comfort from this development is that Beauty, Dodo and baby Dr Tum have been airlifted in their place, and are now in Baan Jampee aclimatising for eventual release.

Nature is indiscriminate, and although all of us who work and care for Bambam are  saddened by this development, we are determined to make her as comfortable as possible.  Santi and baby Peepoo are also back in Phuket remaining as a family until such time as baby Peepoo is old enough to look after herself.

On a more positive note.... Beauty, Dodo and baby Dr Tum flew to Chiang Mai, here is Tom's video of the trip. As you will see Beauty was not at all intimidated by the experience and was very inquisative the whole trip!

 

Update - June 2014

Unfortunately, Bambam has developed a cataract in her right eye, and a suspected infection in her left eye.  Gibbons are susceptible to cataracts, but just like us humans, if diagnosed early enough, the eye can be operated on and the chances of vision restoration is high.


Bambam is being taken to Chiang Mai University, where a specialist surgeon will assess her for the operation.


Ever since Bambam has become ill, Santi has taken over the care of PeePoo, who now clings to him instead of her mother.


Due to this development, Bobby and Songkran will be released instead of Bambam, PeePoo and Santi on June 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, after being assessed in Bangkok, Bambam’s case has been diagnosed as inoperable, and even worse, she has a cataract in her left eye as well, so she will soon go blind.


During her trip to Bangkok, Bambam was separated from baby Peepoo, who quickly became sickly, so Bambam has been reunited with Peepo back in Chiang Mai for the time being, but she will no longer be a candidate for release.
Everyone is shattered by this news.  All we can do now is make Bambam and family as comfortable as possible and take each day as it comes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 17 2014

Bobby and Songkran were released! It took a few days, but the first Gibbons to be reintroduced back into the wild in Chiang Mai are free!

Update - May 2014

Work has begun to construct a bamboo training cage at the release site in order for BamBam and family to get used to their new home.

Volunteers from GRP Phuket alongside local villagers trekked up to the site selected by Dr Tam for release, and used bamboo from the forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have currently transported two Gibbon families to Baan Jam Pee in Chiang Mai.


Santi, BamBam and baby daugher PeePoo,

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Bobby and Songkran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to release Bambam and family during June 2014, followed a few months later by Bobby and family.
Providing the releases are a success we will begin to plan the transportation of the next pair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations for the Gibbon Project - Any Amount!.

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