WARF runs an adoption program for some of wild animals in our care. This helps us generate funding to take care, rehabilitate or/and release them in the future. This also allows people to be part of making these wild animals a better life, while receiving information regarding their progress.
 
You can select an adoption package for yourself or your love one as a perfect gift. The package starts from 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. In an adoption package, you will receive;
 

    • An Adoption Certificate
    • A Gibbon Tote Bag
    • A Gibbon Sticker Pack
    • A Photo Postcard of your chosen gibbon
    • Information about us and your chosen gibbon
    • Quarterly update about your chosen gibbon via email  

    Adoption Period
    3   Months    : $US  125
    6   Months    : $US  250  (You will also receive a gibbon t-shirt) 
    12  Months    : $US  500  (You will also receive two gibbon t-shirts) 
       
    T-Shirt Size
    Kid   :
     Chest Size 28 inches

    S   :
     Chest Size 33 inches

    M   :
     Chest Size 36 inches

    L   :
     Chest Size 40 inches
     
    XL   :
     Chest Size 44 inches
     
    XXL   :
     Chest Size 48 inches


     

     
    MAI
    Sex : Male
    Born : 1997
    Status : Permanent Resident – blind 
    Born at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket (GRP) in 1997 as a healthy young male. Mai stayed with his parents, Pompam and Bird for just a few years before released into the forest together with 3 other juveniles, in what soon proved to be an unsuccessful reintroduction attempt. While Mai had to be recaptured, his father also rejected him. Instead Mai ended up sharing a cage with Endoo before Endoo’s psychological problems proved too severe for a normal pair bond. In 2006 Mai was successfully paired with another female Shirley and soon, a proud parents of baby Kernow. A year later, a tragedy struck when a python attacked the family, killing the baby and leaving Shirley with serious injuries that she never recovered from. After this Mai was paired with a mature female Kushta and went on to have a baby girl Peemai in 2008. Unfortunately, shortly after this Mai’s eyesight started deteriorating and he was separated from his family.  The cataract quickly spread in both eyes while the removal surgery could not help, as there were other underlying problems that make him permanently blind. However, he manages to move around his cage with confidence and participates in the daily singing and feeding like all the other gibbons only with a slower reaction. Many in depth researches are now performing in hope to help develop his other senses.


    TAM
    Sex : Female
    Born : 1997
    Status: Permanent Resident – physical disabilities
    Born wild in 1994, Tam was previously kept as a pet and when her wild instincts caused her to disagree with her human owner, he beat her and left the resulting injuries untreated for too long, the only way to save her was to amputate a hand and a foot. Subsequently her new owners tried to house her with other gibbons – an attempt that failed when Tam was attacked and lost 3 fingers on her remaining hand. Shortly after this event Tam was rescued by GRP, in 2002. Despite all this, Tam gets on with her life as everyone else. She is housed in a double set of small cages, instead of a large one as she needs the support from the mesh to maneuver around. Constantly using the two fingers on her one hand causes some skin irritations, so volunteers and staff apply baby powder and lotion on a daily basis to avoid infection. Tam also has an edge to her and although she loves to spend time with her best friend Bo, she is lacking in social skills and has given him some nasty bites in the past. It would seem only natural that she would easily distrust both people and other gibbons, given her traumatic past. However, she is one of the loudest singers onsite and is a permanent resident at GRP due to her physical disabilities.


    GIBBY
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2002
    Status : Permanent Resident – not native to Thailand
    A golden-cheeked gibbon, native to Indo-China, who was smuggled from the wild across international borders to be kept as a pet in Bangkok. Her human family did their best to look after her well, but upon approaching maturity Gibby’s loud singing voice started to disturb the neighbours and they felt compelled to give her away. In February 2008, 6-year-old Gibby was given to GRP. After a short quarantine period, Gibby received a clean bill of health, and was quickly moved to our Rehabilitation site where she has lived ever since. As a non-native species in Thailand there is sadly no chance for Gibby to be returned to the wild where she belongs. We hope that one day we will find a suitable cage-mate for her to live with, but so far attempts to house Gibby socially have been unsuccessful and for now she remains single.

    Although Gibby’s human family were very caring towards her, living in social isolation from other gibbons has clearly left its mark. To this day Gibby sucks her thumb, a comforting behavior often seen in primate babies that have been removed from their natural mothers at too young an age. She also exhibits other behavioural patterns, and physiological problems, that reflect the trauma and stress she has experienced at the hands of the exotic pet trade. 


    BOBO
    Sex  :  Male
    Born  :  2001
    Status : Rehabilitating – slow, but steady progress
    Born in the wild in 2001, Bobo was kept as an illegal pet in Phuket Town. At four years old he had grown big and too aggressive for his owners to handle, so they brought him to GRP. On arrival Bobo was a spoiled pet who refused to drink water without added sweeteners and he has never really learned to appreciate vegetables and natural gibbon foods. Sadly, Bobo himself has proved to have some troublesome behaviours, including a tendency towards anorexia. We have not yet managed to socialise him with any female. Bobo is now staying at our Rehabilitation Site where we are able to monitor his eating habits more closely and substitute his diet with extra sweet fruits and supplements. Bobo continues to show signs of anorexia, sometimes not eating anything all day; this means he is not strong enough to keep himself, let alone a family, alive in the wild.  Unfortunately, the fact remains, after being separated from his mother at such a young age certain skills remain a mystery to him. Grooming is still a skill that eludes him to this day and his lack of social skills means at present he does not have anyone to help him out with this most important of gibbon tasks. We continue to monitor Bobo very closely and hope to continue building on his slow but steady progress.


    BO
    Sex  : Male
    Born  :  1987
    Status: Permanent Resident - returned after 6 release attempts
    Born in the wild in 1987, Bo was captured by poachers then sold to a new owner who then donated him to the GRP in 1993.  He arrived with filed down teeth, very thin and in bad conditions. After several months in Quarantine, he was paired with Lek and a proudly father of Dao in 2000 and Arun in 2002. In 2003, the family was released into the forest. Though he was very close to his mate and took an active role in fatherhood, Bo somehow abandoned his family in the forest and six times returned to our Rehabilitation Site. The difficult decision was made to keep him at the site, and no longer release him into the wild. Bo is now content next to Tam, who will also never be released back into the wild due to physical deformities. The other members of Bo’s family are surviving exceptionally well in his absence. Bo is now a picky eater and gets a special diet of fruit during morning feed. He is recognisable by his overbite and is often seen grooming Tam from his neighbouring cage. They can both be seen rolling around, taking it in turns to groom one another and it is heart-warming to see Bo helping a gibbon that is truly appreciative of all he does for her.  All his life he has known a cage and people and sadly does not want to be in the forest, where he belongs.


    RUMTHAI
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2001
    Status: Rehabilitating - healing from Kyphoscoliosis syndrome 
    Born in the wild in 2001, she was one of the most distressing cases we have ever seen before we rescued her. She had been kept inside a tiny birdcage with virtually no room to move, her spine and arms were deformed and she was extremely small and weak.She suffers from a degenerative condition called Kyphoscoliosis syndrome, caused by a blunt trauma to her spine when she, still clinging to her dead mother, fell down from the treetops as a tiny infant. Shooting the mother gibbon is the only way poachers can get hold of a baby gibbon for the pet trade. Her physical health has always been fragile and over the years she has struggled with skin and fur problems. However, Rumthai showed us what a survivor she is. She gained some strength and started brachiating a little. Despite her small stature she most definitely has the biggest voice of all the gibbons currently residing in the Wildlife Rest Centre. It is heart-warming to see such a fragile looking gibbon who suffered for so long showing the world that she will not be held back. She continues to eat with her feet which are something we believe will now never change. On a positive note, her fur and skin have been in a good condition for a while now meaning at present she is also medication free.


    GUINNESS
    Sex  :  Male
    Born  :  1987
    Status: Permanent Resident – too attach to human
    Born in the wild in1987, Guinness was poached and captured as a pet in a temple for 14 years before we rescued him. Guinness is a Pileated gibbon that is not native to Phuket. We have been searching for options for her future. In order for Guinness to lead a fuller life in captivity we were hoping to find him a mate of the same species. After a few years, a good news came, we send him to our sister project, WARF’s Wild Animal Rescue and Education Center in Ranong where they recently had a single pileated female gibbons in 2003 called Nuam P. Unfortunately, things did not go well as expected when putting them next to one another. The extremely long time Guinness has spent as a pet with humans have seriously affected his social skills with other gibbons. Attempts to socialise Guinness were unsuccessful. In 2008, it was decided to returned him to GRP’s Rehabilitation site. 8 years later, Nuan P also moved to GRP as Ranong Project is focusing more on monkeys, we once paired Guinness and Nuan P up again in a new environment closer to human. Since then, both get along just fine but not start a family. Guinness is probably the gibbon that most enjoys the visiting public instead. He enjoys showing off his impressive swinging moves and loves when people pay him attention rather than playing with Nuan P. 


    NUAN P
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  1996
    Status: Permanent Resident – too attach to human
    Born in the wild in 1996, captured and raised as pet from an infant. She was kept in Bangkok until she has reached her sexual age and her loud singing started to disturb neighbors. Later, after she bit her owner badly, they contacted us to take her for release as they could not handle her wild behaviour any longer. Nuan P, is a Pileated gibbons which is very uncommon in the illegal pet trade, we moved her to our Ranong Center as she is not native to Phuket. Later on, we we moved Guinness, another Pileated Gibbon from GRP to paired up with NUAN P in our Ranong Center. However, Nuan P’s dominant behaviour intimidated Guinness and both gibbons also lacked appropriate social skills. In 2008, Guinness was send back to GRP. 8 years later, finally both met up again in Phuket. This time the luck is on our side, both can now live together in the same encasement, even they still need to be separated at feeding times. Today both living happily together at the condition of not too far from human as they love to show their singing skills. 


    HONEY
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2005
    Status: Rehabilitating - waiting for the right partner
    Born in the wild in 2005 from where she was captured and sold into an illegal pet trade. 2 years later, her owner decided to donated her to the GRP. However as she is an Agile Gibbon which is not native to Phuket, she will unfortunately never be able to be released here.  During Honey’s initial year at GRP, she lived with Bobbie (White-handed gibbons) and their friendship helped both juveniles gain some social confidence. Later Bobbie has moved on to pair with her own species. For Honey, she remained at the front row of the site where only gibbons that are not participating in the reintroduction program are housed. Since 2010 she is housed next to Gibby (♀), another female gibbon of a different species from everyone else at GRP. We wanted to give the two young, lonely females a chance to become friends and possibly live together, but Gibby did not want Honey in her territory and they are now just neighbours. In 2017, we rescued another Agile Gibbon, Sayang and tried to house them next to one another. As Sayang’s behaviour is ways to human due to long-term raised by his owner, Honey could not adapt to accept him that we have to moved him away from her. As Agile gibbons can live with white handed gibbons, so we are hoping that one day a male that also cannot be released will be able to become Honey’s lifelong friend.


    SANTI
    Sex  :  Male
    Born  :  1999
    Status: Permanent Resident – blind
    Born (Santa Clause) was born at our rehabilitation site on Chirstmas Eve 1999, but sadly he was abandoned by his parents. We must raise him until we finally found him a perfect match, Jonus, 6 years later. Both get along ver well but luck was not on his side as Jonus died after they had a baby, Arya, together. Arya then had to be taken away for hand-raised by our staff, given Santi all alone by himself once again. 2 years later, he was successfully paired up with Bambam and had a daughter, Peepo. We dedicated the family to be our first release family in our new release site, Chiang Mai. But another tragedy stuck as Bambam’s sight went completely blind from bacteria infection right before we release. Soon we also lost Peepo and discovered a cataract that causes Santi permanently blind. He struggled at first but is now moving around with more confidence and happiness. However, Bambam died a year later. Santi is now all by himself, we are trying hard to develop a new technique to help him gain his happiness life back.


    ARYA
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2011
    Status: Rehabilitating - pairing with a new partner 
    Born at GRP in 2011 as the first born of Jonus and Santi, she was the seal to the little family's new exiting future and her birth placed them next in line to participate in our reintroduction program. Unfortunately, their release was halted when Jonus became fatally ill and Arya, not even 4 months old, had to be taken away to be hand raised by GRP staff.

    Despite becoming orphaned at a very young age, Arya was spared a lot of the trauma that most of our other gibbons have undergone and has proven to be a strong and independent little gibbon who is keen to get on in life, tirelessly practicing her natural gibbon skills. When Arya was around 6 months old she became best friend with Emily and Maesa.  When ARYA reached sexual maturity, she was paired up with Tunda. Unfortunately, their relationship was not go long very well. Now we are on process of matching her a new partner in hope for a future release.


    TUNDA
    Sex  :  Male
    Born  :  2009
    Status : Rehabilitating - pairing with a new partner
    He arrived at the GRP at only 6 months old, was predictably born wild in 2009. His mother would have been shot in order for the poacher to capture the baby and at only around 2 months old Tunda was sold in the illegal wildlife trade. However, his new owners must soon have realized how much work it is to care for a totally helpless and dependent baby gibbon of this age that needs milk every few hours and so after just 4 months.  The owner came and abandoned him in front of our centre before quickly disappeared. 

    Tunda then stayed at our Quarantine site. He was a very insecure young gibbon with a strong tendency to exhibit stereotypic body rocking movements when anxious, a behaviour that is commonly seen in young, orphaned primates. In 2012 after cleared from their medical check, Tunda was moved to our Rehabilitation site together with Brittany then later shared cage with a number of other juveniles including PeeMai, Jane,Lumduan and Crystal.  Upon reaching sexual maturity, Tunda was introduced to female Maesa. Both proved to get along very well. However, in September 2017, a poisonous snake sadly killed Maesa, leaving Tunda alone for 2 years. Tunda has been spending time with Arya but not get along so well. Currently we are now trying to find him a new partner in hope that Tunda can start his own family soon so their release can happen in the near future.


    LUMDUAN
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2007
    Status : Rehabilitating - pairing with a new partner
    Born in the wild in 2007, poached and chained to a tree to attract tourists in front of a restaurant. After numerous complaints, the authorities rescued the young gibbon and gave her to GRP in 2010 together with Thongkum who sadly passed away from pneumonia in 2011. After losing her friend, Lumduan was introduced to other similar aged playmates; she spent around a year living together with Pee Mai, Jane, Tunda and Brittany, with a hope of creating a large social playgroup. Unfortunately, Lumduan was not very confident in the social group and she naturally withdrew, often sitting by herself on the bottom of the cage when the others were playing and enjoying each other’s company. When Lumduan is sexually mature, she has been introduced to a male gibbon, called KhunSaul, which is a fourth male we  has attempted to match Lumduan with.  Over the years, GRP has learned that releasing a family (a female, male and their baby) is much more successful than rereleasing individual and juvenile gibbons into the wild. It is our hope that Lumduan and KhunSaul could get along very well. However, they both only went along just fine at the beginning. With less than a month Khun Saulhad completely lost interest in her. Currently while they both still sharing the same cage, we are trying to find her a new love.  


    EMILY
    Sex  :  Female
    Born  :  2011
    Status : Rehabilitating - pairing successful
    Born at GRP to mother Nuan and father Max on March 11, 2011. Sadly after birth, Nuan showed no ability to look after her and Emily had to be taken away to be hand-raised. As a short memory with her family, she had a lot of bruises and the tip of one finger was damaged. Emily was incredibly shy and quite introvert as a baby. She would often curl up as a ball and suck her thumb for comfort. Luckily soon enough she was able to share a cage with her 1-year older sister Maesa, who also was rejected by their mother. After her second birthday, she and her friends Arya  and Maesa had their blood test and when confirmed clean, we moved them further on rehabilitation process and introduced them to Phi Phi. Now that they are sexually mature enough, Phi Phi and Maesa live in different enclosures. Both Emily and Arya were continued enjoying their youth for a while. It seems that by being egged on by bossy Arya, Emily's confidence has grown and grown. She is much less dependent on people now too, which is exactly what we like to see.

    In 2019, Arya were moved to paired up with a new mate. Shorty after that, Willy who came back to Rehabilitation Site by himself after released as his soulmate were death, was pairing up with Emily. Now both Emily and Willy are so bonded together and hope they will have a baby soon. 

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    2. His/her email address
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