Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Bali Zoo successfully releases endangered Silvery Gibbon into the wild

Bali Zoo successfully releases endangered Silvery Gibbon into the wild
August 7, 2019

Bali Zoo, home to numerous Indonesian and non-native fauna, has advised that its successful breeding program has seen a nine year old male gibbon named Boris, released into the wild.

One of the zoo’s main aspirations is a breeding program that releases endangered species  back into their habitat in the wilderness. Bali Zoo is an ex-situ conservation institution that cultivates a role in protecting the continuity of Indonesia's fauna, primarily in its ability to breed rare animals such as the silvery gibbons (Hylobates moloch) outside of their original habitats. The native habitat of the silvery gibbons is West Java with estimates indicating that less than 2,500 mature individuals remain in the wild.

Boris was translocated from Bali Zoo to Great Association of Natural Resources Conservation West Java (BBKSDA Jawa Barat), in which he was cared for by Java Primate Rehabilitation Center -The Aspinall Foundation, an NGO that actively conserves Javan Gibbon and other primates. Bali Zoo named this project "Silvery Gibbon into the Wild" and made it part of Bali Zoo's conservation project.

On 9th August 2018, Boris was sent out to Ciwidey, West Java, where The Aspinall Foundation is based. The Aspinall Foundation is known as a rescue centre, rehabilitation, pre-release habituation and quarantine. At the foundation, Boris was placed in a successful breeding program to be reintroduced to his natural habitat and learn to survive in the wild.

Joining him at the breeding program on 9th October 2018 was a female silvery gibbon named Inge. They were arranged to mate on 4th January 2019. After less than a year at The Aspinall Foundation, Boris successfully passed all trainings and underwent a medical check-up. Together with Inge, he was officially released on 25th July 2019 in Situ Patengan Nature Reserve in West Java. Both of them looked extremely excited to go back to their natural habitat.

Lesmana Putra, Bali Zoo's General Manager advised: "Bali Zoo hopes that the success of this project will increase the population of the Silvery Gibbons in West Java. Conserve is always one of the three mottos of Bali Zoo, and with this project, Bali Zoo believes that this will be an encouragement to conserve more species, preserve the wild ecosystem, raise public's awareness about endangered animals, and decrease the level of hunting and poaching."

The Silvery Gibbon into the Wild was not the first conservation project that Bali Zoo has done. The first was in May 2016, when Bali Zoo released 50 Oliver Ridley baby sea turtle into the sea. The project continued when Bali Zoo released nine Javan porcupines to Pura Batu in Silakarang, Tabanan, and five Javan deer to West Bali National Park.

Related Articles

26th July 2019 - US$41 million expansion underway at UAE’s Al Ain Zoo

18th July 2019 - Zoos and aquariums celebrate and educate through Plastic Free July

15th July 2019 - Melbourne Zoo innovations keep animals warm through winter

15th July 2019 - Auckland Zoo creating new South East Asia precinct

17th June 2019 - Taronga Zoo launches ‘Litter Free Rivers’ campaign

2nd June 2019 - Taronga Zoo helps educate students on protection of endangered species

1st May 2019 - Adelaide Zoo otter breeding program continues to be successful

8th April 2019 - UAE zoo expands its conservation programs

27th February 2019 - Bali Zoo elephant experience attracts thousands of tourists

20th February 2019 - Perth Zoo’s otter breeding program helps protect species against extinction

28th January 2019 - Australian Reptile Park becomes first NSW zoo to receive an endangered numbat

20th January 2019 - Research highlights the destructive impact on Papuan National Parks from road construction

3rd February 2018 - Tourism to generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia

4th May 2016 - Conservation collaboration first for Indonesia

27th February 2014 - Rays to boost nature-based tourism in Indonesia

16th September 2010 - Indonesia to set aside 30 million hectares for rare species


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Life Fitness

Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

HQH FITNESS

HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business