The Borneo Gibbon Rehabilitation Project or Borneo GReP is our second rehabilitation centre and the first gibbon rehabilitation project in Sabah.

Borneo GReP focuses on rehabilitating two endangered species of gibbons – the North Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates funereus) and the Abott’s Gray Gibbon (Hylobates abbotti). Both species are categorised as endangered under the IUCN Red List and are native to Sabah and Sarawak. 

Borneo GReP currently houses 5 North Bornean Gibbons.

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Operations have begun!

On the 17th of January 2023, 5 North Bornean Gibbons arrived from the Sabah Wildlife Department to Borneo GReP. Most of these gibbons are former pets. Over the next few weeks, the Borneo GReP team will gather data on each individual to assess their psychological state and needs, in order to create a rehabilitation plan for each of them. Rehabilitation takes many years depending on each individual’s experienced trauma and ability to relearn their natural behaviours. We hope that all 5 gibbons will be able to be released one day.

We are grateful to have the support of Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, the Sabah Wildlife Department, YB Datuk Ewon Benedick, Nepada Wildlife, Gompito and the community of Kampung Kiau, Kota Belud. 

View our press statement here

Borneo GReP Team

The dedicated team responsible for caring for the gibbons.

From the left Melda Yapi (keeper), William Ginting (keeper), Nur Sarah Maria binti Jordan (rehabilitation leader)

Get Involved or Support

Be a part of the first gibbon rehabilitation centre in Sabah and help save the Singing Apes of Malaysia. Support our second rehabilitation centre by donating or partnering with us. We’re looking for corporate partners, collaborators, volunteers and more. Find out how you can support us by sending an email to

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