“Taking care of the gibbons was an unforgettable emotional investment for me and we get to learn about gibbons as individuals, not only as a species.” Toa Thiruvinothini
Provide crucial care for rescued gibbons
Malaysia’s Gibbon rehabilitation centre helps orphaned captive gibbons and other primates that were confiscated from illegal trade and pet owners. It provides care, nutrition, rehabilitation and re-wilding training to as many primates as possible, so they can be released back into the wild once they are physically and mentally ready.
The centre is seeking a Primate Rehabilitation Intern to provide crucial care to its animals, support volunteers and raise awareness about the need to protect these incredible species.
Primate Rehabilitation Internship Responsibilities
- Coordinate volunteer activities, act as their main point of contact and ensure that they have an enjoyable experience
- Help educate volunteers about these incredible species and help them experience the local culture
- Assist the primate keepers with food preparation, feeding and enrichment
- Inspect, maintain and clean the animal enclosures
- Carry out animal observation studies and keep a log of animal progress
- Collect and report data on animal health
- Help educate the public about the threats that gibbons in Malaysia face due to human activities – and the implications of gibbon extinctions.
Enjoy Malaysia's fascinating sights and tastes
The centre is based in the beautiful Raub district in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. It is about a 2 hour drive from the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. Based in a primary jungle adjacent to the Titiwangsa mountain range, you’re in for a real treat when it comes to getting outdoors and close to nature!
There are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had, from enjoying Malaysia’s bustling capital, where you can see the magnificent Batu Caves, the Petronas Twin Towers and sample the delicious cuisine, to name a few.
Closer to home, you can explore the highlights of Pahang, which range from limestone caving, to beautiful sandy beaches and waterfalls. Finally, you will enjoy a truly Malay cultural experience by living in a local ‘kampung’ (village) in the rainforest.