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Gibbon Conservation Center
At the GCC we can provide students a unique opportunity to study gibbons in captivity. We currently house 40 gibbons in large outdoor enclosures. They are housed in family groups, ranging in age from infancy to late adulthood. The high number of socially housed gibbons and the ability to collect data in close proximity to them creates a unique environment for a vast range of captive animal research studies. We don’t participate in any invasive studies. There may be opportunities to collect biological samples during a routine exam, or cleaning.
Students can assist with the GCC research projects. Duties include: behavior observations and data entry.
We are open for students wanting to pursue a school, university or independent research project. The Animal Care and Study Committee will evaluate each research proposal on an individual basis.
Clearances: Signed Liability Release, Negative TB test within 1 year
A research application signed by the student and the supervising mentor.
A research proposal that is reviewed and accepted by our Animal Care and Study Committee.
Research fee: $20 per gibbon per day, payable in advance.
Biological samples: $100 per sample, plus shipping.
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Commuting interns provide their own transportation to and from the GCC on their scheduled days.
We periodically accept resident academic interns at the GCC on a space-available basis. The cost is $200/month to live on site in a shared living situation.
Term of Appointment:
none--position runs all year
The Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the
conservation of gibbons by promoting public education, supporting habitat preservation, furthering study and advancing care practices. The GCC houses the rarest group of apes in the Western Hemisphere and it is the only institution in the world to house and breed all four genera of gibbon.
PO Box 800249
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
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