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Newborn baby gibbon, a historic first birth in Malaysia, named by YAM Tengku Muhammad Iskandar - 31 July 2023
Gibbon Conservation Society (GCS) would like to share our press statement announcing the historic birth of the first gibbon baby born at a rehabilitation project in Malaysia, named by our official royal Patron, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayatuddin Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
The birth of the baby brings GCS closer than ever to our being able to release our first gibbon family, after 10 years of of operations. Axel’s birth marks a huge milestone not only for GCS but also for gibbon conservation in Malaysia, as gibbons are an endangered species and successful and complete rehabilitation for one individual gibbon can take as long as 15 years. Both the baby’s parents were former victims of the illegal wildlife pet trade. YAM Tengku Muhammad Iskandar, has named the baby Axel, based on the name of the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses. Gibbons are the singers and rockstars of the forest and we all hope to hear baby Axel singing in the wild one day. They are expected to start release in early 2024.
Borneo GReP Opening Ceremony Press Kit - 21 January 2023
Official opening ceremony and press conference for the The Borneo Gibbon Rehabilitation Project or Borneo GReP.
Borneo GReP has officially started operations after having received 5 gibbon from the Sabah Wildlife Department on the 17th of January.
The ceremony was officiated by YB Datuk Ewon Benedict, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative, who is also the State Assemblyman (ADUN) of Kadamaian District.