Gibbon Conservation Center
Special Dates / Upcoming Events
October 2nd- Iszie's Birthday
October 5th- BOWLING FOR THE GIBBONS
October 15th- Hercules' Birthday
October 19th- Khin Maung Win's Birthday
October 28th- Lucia's Birthday
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Gibbons wake at dawn! As the sun warms the enclosures, you will see an arm poke out of a sleeping box, and then perhaps a leg, a head... and finally each gibbon is awake!
There'll be some grooming, some yawning and a little chatter. They'll stretch a little and swing down to make sure no trespassers have come in during the night to claim their territory.
Just then, one gibbon family starts their morning song... and everyone is up! All the gibbon families rise to the call and, in their family groups, join in with their unique territorial calls.
Gibbon Center staff never need alarm clocks. Some of the songs can be heard up to 2 miles away! (Oh, and did we mention they break into song periodically throughout the day?)
The Gibbon Conservation Center is located in the Santa Clarita Valley of Southern California. Our focus is on the study and conservation of gibbons - small apes from the forests of South, East, and Southeast Asia.
We currently house more than 40 gibbons, including 5 of the 19 existing species and representing all 4 genera. Our gibbons live in family groups, adults and offspring, giving visitors the opportunity to observe family-oriented behavioral patterns, infant care and development.
Lively and acrobatic, gibbons love to swing at high speeds around their enclosure while singing their territorial songs.
Our gibbons are not tame. They are focused on their families, claiming their territories and on finding food.
At the GCC, the gibbons are fed several times throughout the day, to approximate the food intake rate that would be normal in the wild.
Human/gibbon contact is limited, because our goal is to maintain their natural behaviors and instincts. Primate caregivers and the GCC veterinarian maintain careful watch on their health and well-being.
Bowling for the Gibbons
....because they can't do it for themselves!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
- Join one of our 6 GCC Bowling Teams (Each team consists of a minimum of 4 bowlers, and any number of back-ups! --- open to ages 8 to 125).
- Pay $30 for 3 games. (Shoes will be provided) Checks (payable to the Gibbon Conservation Center/GCC), credit cards and, of course, cash is accepted!
- You’ll receive your very own sponsor sign-up sheet.
Show up at Santa Clarita Lanes, ready to bowl, by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th! Bring your own cheering section or we’ll provide one!
All the money you earn from your sponsors goes directly to the gibbons!
- Ask your friends and neighbors to sponsor you as you “bowl for the gibbons”!
- Ask your sponsors to pledge a suggested amount for each point in your score. ($ .25, $.50, $1.00 etc.) Contributions are tax-deductible.
TO SIGN UP FOR A TEAM...
or call 661-296-2737 & leave a message... we'd love to have you join us!'
Sunday, October 5
3:00pm - 5:00pm
@ Santa Clarita Lanes
21615 Soledad Cyn Rd.
Saugus, CA 91350
Tours & Events
PUBLIC TOURS: The Gibbon Conservation Center is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon (except for rainy days and holidays). No reservations are required. A tour is given at 10:00 in the morning. Admission: $15 (adults); $12 (Teens and Students); $10 (seniors); $5 (children 6-12); $0 (Children under 5). Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. No need to Book for the Public Tours! Just come and enjoy! See you at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
PRIVATE TOURS: Private tours can be arranged for any day of the week, in advance, for a minimum charge of $120 (covering 8 people). For information and scheduling, contact us directly. See contact information below.