Name Our Child Gibbon! Thailand’s Flight of the Gibbon Adventure Tours Announces the Launch of Their “Name Our Child Gibbon” Contest on Facebook
Thailands Flight of the Gibbon Adventure Tours is inviting the public to help us name our new infant boy gibbon. The Facebook contest, Hey baby, whats your name? launches on Sept 20, 2010. The winning entry will receive an exclusive and private observation tour for (4) to see the infant gibbon and his parents in their own environment, plus a multi-day Flight of the Gibbon Adventure Tour for (4) and a money prize of $ 500! See the contest internet site for additional prizes
Hey Baby (Gibbon), whats 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 buddies to share the prize package. These close 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 initial baby Gibbon born in this rain forest in a lot more than forty years. This wild birth marks the 1st significant achievement of the Gibbon Conservation Program. Read the total story about our child Gibbon and his rescued parents – Flight of the Gibbons Rescued Gibbons give birth in the Wild!.
The gender of the infant Gibbon was unknown for really 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 connection with them in their all-natural habitat. We were really excited and surprised when we saw Tong Lord pregnant, stated Khun Maitee. Initially we did not know if the newborn was a boy or girl since we did not want to get too close. When Tong Lord was prepared, she showed us the infant and it was a boy! he stated.
The rescued gibbons now live alongside the zip-lines of Flight of the Gibbon with their child son, born free in the wild, where you can hear their calls, experience their organic atmosphere and perhaps even catch a glimpse of them swinging by way of the rain forest. As our rescued Gibbon household grows, so as well does Flight of the Gibbon.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation and Release plan, 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 international 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 income in primate re-habilitation, re-forestation projects and has now launched the Gibbon Basecamp Ecological Education and Instruction Programs.
Find out more about Flight of the Gibbon at http://www.treetopasia.com.