Two Pileated Gibbons Experience the Wild for the Very First Time!

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As an important first step toward repopulating the forests surrounding the Angkor Temple complex in Cambodia, Wildlife Alliance, the Forestry Administration, and APSARA released a pair of pileated gibbons — an endangered primate species native to the area — into the wild.

These two gibbons were born in a rehabilitation center, but spent several months being weened off of human contact so they could have a soft release back into the wild. This video shows the incredible release of these gorgeous creatures, and their first moments exploring their new home.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.
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