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Gibbon Conservation Center (Established 1976)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Gabriella Skollar
Phone: 6612962737   E-Mail:
PO Box 800249, Santa Clarita, California 91380 UNITED STATES

Mission: The mission of the GCC is to promote the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation.

Clientele: GCC provides educational tours for veterinarians, anthropology students, graduate students, K-12 school children, scout troops and animal lovers of all ages. We also encourage noninvasive behavioral studies to increase our knowledge and understanding of gibbons, both captive and wild, as well as support ongoing field conservation projects in their countries of origin.

The Gibbon Conservation Center is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Private tours can be arranged for any day of the week, in advance.

Principal Research Programs: We educate the public about gibbons, threats to their survival, and the actions the public can take to protect them.

We use our knowledge and experience to improve the lives of captive gibbons by assisting and advising zoos and rescue centers in better captive management.

We offer consultation, caregiver training and enclosure design and construction services free of charge, to zoos, and gibbon rescue centers throughout the world.

We provide observation and non-invasive research opportunities for students and scientists.

Training Opportunities:

Number of Staff: 3

Supported Species: 13 Hoolock leuconedys (eastern hoolock gibbon), 12 Hylobates moloch (silvery Javan gibbon), 6 Hylobates pileatus (pileated gibbon), 9 Nomascus leucogenys (northern white-cheeked gibbon), 1 Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang)

Last Updated: 2017-01-16

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