Ticket to Freedom

Chiang Mai lies approximately 1220Km North of Phuket.  It is an arduous two-three day  journey by car for humans, let alone  for frightened Gibbons!

 

Let us hope they are better behaved than this!

 

 

  • Loaded up from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center in Phuket Loaded up from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center in Phuket
  • Arriving at Phuket Airpark. The Gibbons hated the cage covers being put on. Thankfully it was not for long. Arriving at Phuket Airpark. The Gibbons hated the cage covers being put on. Thankfully it was not for long.
  • Securing the cages Securing the cages
  • Bewildered and frightened... Bewildered and frightened...
  • Loading the cages into HS-TOM Loading the cages into HS-TOM
  • Welcome aboard! Welcome aboard!
  • Secure in the rear of the aircraft... Secure in the rear of the aircraft...
  • Up,up and away... not a murmurr from the passengers Up,up and away... not a murmurr from the passengers
  • Arriving at Nok Airfield in Chiang Mai Arriving at Nok Airfield in Chiang Mai
  • The last leg of the journey to Baan Jampee The last leg of the journey to Baan Jampee
  • Transferred to the training cage in Baan Jampee Transferred to the training cage in Baan Jampee
     

Fortunately, The Flying Scouts were able to tap into the goodwill of Thailand’s aviation community and have started organising  transporting the Gibbons by small aircraft. 

The flight can be conducted in a single day, minimising the stress on the animals.  

 

In Chiang Mai, Nok Flying Club members have generously given their time, aircraft and money to support the transportation of the Gibbons from Phuket to Chiang Mai.

 

 

At the Phuket end, Phuket Airpark have generously provided us a base of operations, and members there have donated financially as well.

 

 

A highly experienced vet from the Phuket Centre accompanied the Gibbons and kept regular checks on them.  Due to the potential side effects, and limited duration of tranquilizes, the Gibbons were not sedated for the flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations for the Gibbon Project - Any Amount!.

Kasikorn Bank , Thanon Suthep Branch, Chiang Mai

Account Name: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand For GRPC

Account No. : 471-2-38244-4 . Swift Code. : K A S I T H B K

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