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Baby gibbon from Dorset's Monkey World faces big destiny in Vietnam

Daily Echo

THIS latest addition to the Monkey World family could play its part in establishing a milestone for the Purbeck rescue centre. It is hoped that the golden-cheeked gibbon, as yet unnamed, will be part of a family released into a rehabilitation centre in Vietnam – the first group to make the trip from the Dorset centre back to the wild. The baby, thought to be female, has joined her family – parents Peanut and Pung-Yo and sibling Tien – at the Wool sanctuary. Last year Dr Alison Cronin realised the dream of her late husband Jim when she opened the 64-hectare centre at Cat Tien National Park with the help of the Vietnamese authorities. Since then work has continued apace and the realisation of the hope of releasing primates saved from the smuggling trade back into the wild is moving closer. Alison visited Vietnam earlier this month to check on progress. She said: “We’ve two family groups here at Monkey World that are tight cohesive family units and those will be the two family groups that we would consider sending back to Vietnam to be released back into Cat Tien National Park.

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