Vital Swings Towards Cao Vit Gibbon Conservation
Vietnam is home to 25 primate species, 8 of which are critically endangered. When thinking about endangered apes, we usually think about chimpanzees, gorilla and orang utans, however unknown to many, the rarest ‘small’ ape in the world is the gibbon. Living in less than 1,000 hectares of forest in northern Vietnam is the critically endangered Cao Vit Gibbon clinging on for survival.
Over the past 17 years, Fauna & Flora International have brought the species back from the very edge of extinction with help from Twycross Zoo to fund a community patrol group. Thanks to these combined efforts, hunting and habitat loss are no longer a threat and gibbon numbers have doubled in population from their re-discovery.
Hear more at our next Conservation Talk this June 2019
Join us to hear from Josh Kempinski, Fauna & Flora International’s Vietnam Programme Country Director about this globally important success story and how your support as a visitor to Twycross Zoo has helped us support these crucial efforts for the survival of the Cao Vit gibbon species.
Date & Time: Thursday 20th June 2019, 6:45pm
Location: Windows on the Wild, Himalaya
Price: ONLY £5.50 per person
TZ Members & Students Price: £3.50 per person
Please be advised; Parking is free and tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your ticket.