Jan – Injured Gibbon Airlifted to Phuket

Sadly, news reached The Flying Scouts that Jan, a female gibbon previously released in Ban Jam Pee, had been attacked by a rival gibbon family, and after falling out of a tree, sustained additional serious injuries from marauding wild dogs.

The injuries to her left leg were so severe, that her leg had to be amputated, and the vets at WARF decided she must be returned to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) Center in Phuket.

The Flying Scouts were called in to airlift Jan from Chiang Mai to Phuket to minimise her distress travelling in a confined cage for such a long distance of over 1,200Km

The flight was conducted successfully during November 2023.

Jan is now safely residing at GRP, where a plan is being put together to pair her with another male gibbon, and attempt to release her once again in the wild as the first amputee gibbon ever to be released.

The Flying Scouts are standing by to airlift her back to freedom one day hopefully in the not too distant future.

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

WARF IS A FULLY LICENSED CHARITY UNDER THAI LAW – LICENSE NO. GT 20.Qualified Charitable Organization in Thailand for TAX DEDUCTION license No. 741

1 Comment
  1. Graham says

    Hi Capt Ed,

    Sad to hear the news about Jan, hopefully she has a speedy recovery.
    Great work by the flying scouts, as always.


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