The gibbons housed at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus are benefiting from a new mister system installed this summer. The system is helping keep the gibbons cool during the hot Santa Clarita Valley summer.
Officials at the Gibbon Conservation Center said all of the gibbon families have received new Cobra misting clusters added onto their existing lines. The project to upgrade the existing system and add a new pump cost $3,500.
A “Gibbons in the Mist” fundraiser is being held to help pay for the new systems.
The Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus was established in 1976 by Alan Richard Mootnick, who died in 2011. The Center houses the rarest group of endangered apes in the Western Hemisphere. It is the only institution in the world to house and breed all four genera of gibbons and has successfully reproduced seven gibbon species. The center is internationally known and provides observation and non-invasive research opportunities for students and scientists.
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