Another of my archived posts from 3 years ago…I am having fun but did I ramble on some of them…Haha knew I could talk but… This post is one of my favourites as it is mainly about happy things and The Gibbon Rehab Centre does an awesome job of saving and releasing the Gibbons back into the wild where possible.
Hello and a ” Happy New Year ” everyone.
On Friday 26th December Mee & Payu became parents…….both Gibbons are under the care of the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre here in Phuket and Mee gave birth to twins, one boy and one girl, an exceptionally rare occurrence in gibbons.
There are no known documented cases of white-handed gibbons successfully raising twins, either in the wild or in captivity; they’re simply not built to handle more than one baby. It, therefore, came as no surprise when very quickly Mee struggled to manage the twins, who were clinging more to each other than they were to their mother. Despite her best efforts to carry them around, the smaller of the two babies eventually fell from high in the trees, fortunately landing on the soft, springy top of the acclimatization cage underneath. Mee quickly came down and picked him up again but neither…
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