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White-handed gibbon Hylobates lar

Animals in our sanctuary

Vasa
Date of birth
27-12-2003
Date taken in
07-10-2016
Vasa

Vasa and Topoko come from Parc Zoologique Val d?Hérault where the animals were poorly cared for. The park had to close its doors and some animals were taken care of by the AAP Foundation. Fortunately, Vasa and Topoko found a definitive new home at De Zonnegloed.


Ami
Date of birth
13-09-1995
Date taken in
07-10-2020
Ami

Ami comes from Israeli Primate Sanctuary, a sanctuary for primates in Israel. Ami used to live in a zoo with another gibbon. After the female died, Ami spent 3 years on his own. In those three years he lost part of his leg because he had climbed on an electricity pole, he became depressed and stopped eating. The zoo contacted the sanctuary in Israel for help. The sanctuary contacted De Zonnegloed and nowAmi will be able to enjoy a safe stay together with gibbon Vasa.


Where does he feel most at home?

The white-handed gibbon likes to live in het deciduous forests of Northern Thailand.

What's his favourite food?

They like to eat leaves, flowers, fruit and insects.

Fun fact

Gibbons are known for their duets. Every morning they’ll sing for fifteen minutes. The female will change its song by increasing the volume while the sound of the male stays simple. With this they let fellow members know what their territory is.

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