The Javan Primate Conservation Center- Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
The gibbons and langurs have fantastic open-top enclosures!
The keepers would create different forms of enrichment almost daily for all of the gibbons & langurs. Enrichment included: bamboo stalks with sunflower seeds, food items wrapped in banana leaves, natural foliage collected from the forest, as well as mirrors and stuffed animals. They even used a stuffed leopard to test the gibbons’ predator responses.
Moving a newly rescued surili (grizzled leaf monkey) to quarantine. Luckily, new gibbons & langurs that come to the center do not have to spend their quarantine period in a small cage in an enclosed area. Rather the center has an area reserved for quarantine that is located just a little way up the valley with a separate observation house.
She settled in very nicely!
Some newly rescued gibbons.
This lovely female gibbon, Acoy, was not too fond of me…she was chasing me off as I walked by her enclosure!
My work schedule while I was there!
Helping the guys with enclosure maintenance.
We had some time to sightsee while collecting fruit & foliage from the forest! Awah Putih (white crater) located at the top of Mt.Patuha.
Tea plantation at the base of the mountain.
An assortment of foliage makes a lovely bouquet!
Makan siang (lunch)!
Local school children on a field trip to JPCC!
Enjoying the sun!
Probably my favorite picture. Ukong is quite the performer!
Can’t wait to go back!
Happy New Year Everyone!