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Gibbon Conservation Center

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Address: 19100 Esguerra Road, off Bouquet Canyon near Lombardi Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
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+1 661-296-2737
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Sat - Sun 09:30 - 12:00
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The Gibbon Conservation Center is home to more than 40 highly endangered...

The Gibbon Conservation Center is home to more than 40 highly endangered gibbon apes (small apes). This peaceful location is where gibbons live in family groups, raise their infants and socialize as they would in the wild. A guided tour is given at 10:00 a.m. on weekends, when they are open to the public between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Wonderful photo opportunities and a chance to watch gibbons swing from branch to branch and hear them sing their melodic songs. There is a gift shop on site. Private and school tours are available on weekdays.

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Not a Zoo

This is not a Zoo , it is a place to study and conserve these Gibbons. They are well taken care of and it is great to see them in as close to a natural state as possible while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Addison564
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Newmarket, Canada
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Newmarket, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a Zoo , it is a place to study and conserve these Gibbons. They are well taken care of and it is great to see them in as close to a natural state as possible while still protecting them . I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is not a fan of a typical Zoo... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I believe they are only open Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to noon. Tours are given at 10 am. Shortly after we began our tour, the gibbons began their call to mark their territory. The calls can be heard from two miles away and last from 25 to 45 minutes. The tour guide was forced to stop her talk.... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We purchased a Groupon to visit this attraction, and were so delighted that we did. We weren't aware that this amazing experience was right in our own "backyard". We learned so much on the tour and have a new respect for this small ape. It was super interesting, they are fun to watch playing, eating, singing and interacting. This will... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Gibbon Conservation Center is a very special place. Your visit there is more than just a fun way to spend some time and hopefully hear the gibbons singing their unbelievable song. Your support literally helps to save a species as gibbons are the most endangered primates in the world. The apes at GCC represent a world-class gathering of these... More 

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Thank OhKellyTravels
Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a wonderful, up-close opportunity to see these amazing apes. One man's vision has allowed us to see and understand Gibbons--a very interesting ape.

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Thank Mark D
Santa Clarita, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Very interesting to learn about the gibbons. (They are not monkeys!) Fun to watch and very noisy when they are near feeding time. Great docents teach wonderful facts about the gibbon's life traits.

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Thank tym4zin
Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

A bit pricey, but it cost$$ to maintain a few dozen primates. It's a fun experience, and somehow a bit quirky. Worth a visit.

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Thank BurbankAV
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a great place to visit (for all ages) and a wonderful organization to support. They are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, but we were lucky to be on a private tour (during the week) so we learned a lot about the gibbons, their habitat, their diet, family units, and unfortunately we learned how rare some... More 

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Thank Pam M
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

A great way to spend a few hours learning about a very special primate. It is less overwhelming than a zoo because you focus on one type of animal.

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Thank Heidi-LA
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Gibbon Conservation Center may seem as if it is on the other side of the world but it is worth driving out to. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes as you walk only on dirt, twigs and small pebbles at times and be prepared to step into a shoe wash container before being allowed inside the area proper.... More 

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