When we moved to Western Thailand from the U.S. in the 1991

We thought we were retiring.The day a hunter walked with a baby gibbon we realized we are starting a second carrier. The baby ape, who we named Chester, initiated us into the world of the Gibbons.

Most of the gibbons now living with us on William E. Deters Foundation are refugees Most of the gibbons now living with us on William E. Deters Foundation are refugees from the profitable trade.Some were severely neglected, other physically abused. Here are nurse them back to health and provide them with the space and nutrition.  The Foundation was established on June 16, 2003 in memory of Mr. William E. Deters who was the founder of Highland Farm in 1991, which became a sanctuary in 1996.

 
 
 
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