This past weekend my sister and I jumped in the car and ran up to Santa Clarita to spend our Saturday morning at…
The Gibbon Conservation Center! They’re open from 9:30 – 1pm (the website says they’re only open until noon, but the sign at the facility says 1pm).
When you arrive they give you a laminated sheet with info about each gibbon on one side. The back side shows a map of the enclosures and feeding times.
The above photo gives you a good taste of how the enclosures are kept. They have shade and sunlight. There are plenty of branches and toys to play with as well as little igloos for privacy. There are metal benches everywhere for viewing pleasure.
This back edge of the property is where tools and even other gibbons are kept.
So human like.
How cute are mama and baby above? They are my second favorite gibbons. My favorite gibbon is…
Goliath! He’s barely a year old and super adorable.
He played with a blanket in his enclosure.
Here’s Goliath’s mom above.
Just hangin’ out.
This lady came up and posed for me! She heard my feet against the gravel as I walked up and came running and slid onto the ground. So human-like.
I made the above clip to show you how they jump around. Some are docile and others are all over the place. They seem to really enjoy people watching as much as we enjoy watching them. Some seemed to put on a show.
They don’t just jump around, some walk.
Watching them eat was fun. They have a very healthy diet. This gibbon was just fed fruits and veggies. The cost of their groceries must be extensive, so I highly recommend visiting the gibbons, paying the $10 admission fee and even donate more if you can. It’s warm out there and it’s not inclosed so bring sun screen and a hat. It’s also all gravel, so wear sneakers or walking will be uncomfortable. If you stick it out until feeding times, you’ll get to hear their special gibbon “singing”.