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At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

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Golden-Cheeked Gibbons

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Teo Countries of rescue/origin: Teo

Teo is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was born at the park on 16/10/11.  He is the third baby born to Peanut and Pung-Yo and has had a wonderful start in life growing up in the trees.
 

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Peanut

Peanut is a female, golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was confiscated in Britain having been smuggled for the illegal pet trade. We estimate she was born during 1998 and she arrived at the park on 25/08/00.  Peanut was smuggled from Vietnam to Thailand where she was then sold to a British bird smuggler before being brought into Britain illegally.  Peanut is now paired with Pung-Yo as part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP).  On 18/07/2006 Peanut gave birth to Tien, the first golden-cheeked gibbon born here at the park.  More recently Peanut had a daughter, Tia Nang, who was born on 18/02/09 and a son Teo born on 16/10/2011, and the family are living happily at Monkey World.

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Pung-Yo

Pung-Yo is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was smuggled from the wild in Vietnam for the illegal pet trade in Taiwan.  The boat that Pung-Yo was smuggled on was searched by Taiwanese Customs authorities and they confiscated a great number of animals.  He arrived at the centre on 21/07/01 and we estimate that he was born during 1999.  Pung-Yo now lives with Peanut and their son Teo and daughter Tia Nang.  The family love playing and spending time together.

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Tien

Tien is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was born at the park on 18/7/06 to Peanut and Pung-yo, Tien is the first golden-cheeked gibbon born at the park. Tien now lives with Kim another golden-cheeked gibbon born at the park.

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Tia Nang Countries of rescue/origin: Tia Nang

Tia Nang was born at the park on 18/02/09 to parents Peanut & Pung-Yo, and brother Tien. Her name means "Ray of Sunshine" in Vietnamese.

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Jake

Jake is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was born at Los Angeles Zoo on 04/02/95 and arrived at the park on 23/11/04. He is part of the international breeding programme (EEP/SSP) for this species and has been paired with our female, Zoey. Jake has now fathered two children, Kim and Zak.

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Zoey

Zoey is a female golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was rescued from the illegal pet trade by the Taiwanese authorities. We have given her a permanent home and she is now part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) for this species. We estimate that she was born during 1993 and she arrived at the park on 19/07/00. Zoey has a very strong character and can be overly dominant towards her partner, Jake. She gave birth to a little girl, Kim, on 31/03/08 and had Zak 01/09/2010, Zoey is an excellent mother.

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Kim

Kim is a female golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was born at Monkey World on 31/03/08. She is the second baby born at the park as part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP). Kim is Zoey and Jake’s first baby and had the best start in life with both parents caring for the youngster. Kim now lives with Tien.

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Zak Countries of rescue/origin: Zak

Zak is a male golden-cheeked gibbon that was born at Monkey World on 01/09/10.  His parents are Zoey and Jake and he has an older sister named Kim.  Zak is well cared for by his family and is a very confident little boy.

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Alex

Alex is a female golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who was rescued from the illegal pet trade by the Taiwanese authorities. We have given her a permanent home and she is now part of the European breeding programme for this species. We estimate that she was born during 1992 and she arrived at the park on 19/07/00. In the past a fight with another gibbon resulted in her left arm being amputated below the shoulder but she has adapted well with only one hand.

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Mikado

Mikado is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) that was born at Doue la Fontaine Zoo in France on 20/03/10.  Sadly, three weeks after his birth, his elderly mother passed away leaving the keepers to care for the tiny infant.  Mikado was brought to Monkey World on 03/06/10 where our Primate Care Staff took over caring for the infant.  Very soon thereafter he moved to the gibbon house and was introduced to an adult female golden-cheeked gibbon, Alex, who has been very kind to the young orphan.

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Vietta

Vietta is an adult female golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who arrived at the park on 21/05/02 and we estimate that she was born during 1993. She was smuggled from the wild into a Vietnamese circus before she was confiscated in Russia by government authorities. Vietta was kept at Kaliningrad Zoo for a couple of years before they sent her to Monkey World. Vietta, who has a quiet and calm personality, has been introduced to a couple of our golden-cheeked males in order to find the best match.

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Tito

Tito is a male golden-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) who arrived at the park on 03/04/04 and we estimate that he was born during 1997. He was taken illegally from the wild and smuggled into France. The French authorities confiscated Tito, as well as many other wild animals from a small zoo. He was sent to us to be paired with one of our female golden-cheeked gibbons as part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP).