The second baby gibbon has been born in the Khao Phra Theaw Non-hunting Area just days after the Payu family added another member to their clan..
Not to be outdone by fellow forest member Dao, who gave birth to a baby a few days before Christmas, Kip from the Hope family decided to give the GRP an extra special New Year by delivering a baby boy on December 30.
Staff members were both surprised and pleased to make their second baby discovery while they were en route to feeding the newly-released Jita family and to observe the progress Dao was making with her new baby, named Newbe.
This is the fifth baby to be born to the Hope family, and a truly remarkable success story for the GRP.
The Project now have a lot of work on their hands in order to look after these new family members in the forest and to keep observing the Jita group to ensure their release in the forest is a success, therefore it's all hands on deck.
They are calling on anyone who might be able to give up their time for a few weeks to help volunteer at the project during this very special time.
The new baby is the brother to Thong, Hope and Toffee. It is the sixth baby to be born in the wild since the first family was released back in 1992.
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