Hey baby, what's your name?
Chiang Mai, Thailand (Vocus) September 21, 2010
Thailand’s Flight of the Gibbon Adventure Tours is inviting the public to help us name our new baby boy gibbon. The Facebook contest, “Hey baby, what’s your name?” launches on Sept 20, 2010. The winning entry will receive an exclusive and private observation tour for (4) to see the baby gibbon and his parents in their own environment, plus a multi-day Flight of the Gibbon Adventure Tour for (4) and a cash prize of $500! See the contest site for additional prizes…
“Hey Baby (Gibbon), what’s your name?” will run on Facebook for 40 days with the winning entry being announced on November 22, 2010. Facebook fans will vote for their favorite name throughout the contest. The winner of the Grand Prize and the 2nd prize may invite friends to share the prize package. These friends are only eligible to share the prize if they have also entered the contest! So invite your friends to name the gibbon, see who wins and who shares.
In 2009, the rescued and rehabilitated White-handed Gibbon parents were released into Mae Takrai National Park, near Chiang Mai, Thailand. On February 23, 2010, they presented the first baby Gibbon born in this rain forest in more than forty years. This wild birth marks the first major success of the Gibbon Conservation Program. Read the complete story about our baby Gibbon and his rescued parents - Flight of the Gibbon’s Rescued Gibbons give birth in the Wild!.
The gender of the baby Gibbon was unknown for quite some time as the mother, Tong Lord (Golden Straw), and father, Tong Dee (Good Gold), maintained a cautious distance from their caretakers. There was great surprise when Kuhn Maitee sighted the pregnant Gibbon, he had helped rehabilitate the Gibbons, and has maintained a close relationship with them in their natural habitat. “We were very excited and surprised when we saw Tong Lord pregnant,” said Khun Maitee. “Initially we did not know if the newborn was a boy or girl because we did not want to get too close. When Tong Lord was ready, she showed us the baby and it was a boy!” he said.
The rescued gibbons now live alongside the zip-lines of Flight of the Gibbon with their baby son, born free in the wild, where you can hear their calls, experience their natural environment and maybe even catch a glimpse of them swinging through the rain forest. As our rescued Gibbon family grows, so too does Flight of the Gibbon.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation and Release program, which has been in operation for 2 years, is a joint venture between Flight of the Gibbon and the Thai government. Flight of the Gibbon is committed to re-establishing the Gibbon population in its natural habitat and is now the leading global eco-adventure tour operator with their phenomenal rain forest zip-lines that are some of the the longest, highest and fastest in the world. Flight of the Gibbon invests 10% of their profits in primate re-habilitation, re-forestation projects and has now launched the Gibbon Basecamp Ecological Education and Training Programs.
Learn more about Flight of the Gibbon at http://www.treetopasia.com.