"While visiting the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park, Uganda, I was told about a group of lions to the north that had a knack for climbing trees - a behaviour that is quite rare among this species of big cat. With a few days to spare until I had to be in Kenya, I decided to head north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the first day we didn’t catch a glimpse of a lion until 30 minutes before the gates closed. After a torrential downpour, a mother and three of her cubs emerged from the cover of some bushes. It was a relief to see what we had come for, but they weren’t perched in a fig tree. We extended our stay another night in a last-ditch effort to witness the tree-climbing abilities of these lions. Our persistence was awarded early the next morning. The family of lions from the night before were all in one lone fig tree on the plains. This particular cub was quite charismatic, and gifted me one of my favourite moments from Uganda."
Photographer: Ryan Wilkes
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- Long lasting paper that’s better for the environment: Conservation is at the forefront of our non-profit, this is why we choose to only print on FSC Sustainable paper to ensure we don’t contribute to the deforestation of our wild spaces.
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A Better Future For All
Our mission here at That’s Wild is simple - we want to share the beauty of our world through wildlife photography prints and support those working on the frontline to conserve our wild spaces and species.
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Meet the first charity we have partnered with to donate our profits to - the Gibbon Conservation Society (GCS)!
GCS is an NGO (non-government organisation) that focuses on conserving wild Gibbon populations in Malaysia. Gibbons are a species of ape that can be found only in South East Asia. The GCS team rescue Gibbons that have been taken from the wild and sold into the pet trade in Malaysia. They then rehabilitate these beautiful primates so that they can be released back into the wild where they belong. Watch the short video below!
Gibbons are agile, acrobatic and vocal apes that are not meant to be owned by humans and kept as "pets". They are bought as pets because they are cute. Once captured, baby gibbons often die from mistreatment and incorrect care, or become too big and boisterous for the "owners" to handle. When this happens, or when they are ceased by authorities, they get taken in by GCS and go to their Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GReP), no matter what condition they are in.
Some key facts:
- For each baby gibbon sold into the pet trade, an estimated 10 die in the process
- It is illegal to have gibbons as pets in Malaysia, but it is still happening
- Wild gibbon populations are decreasing due to the pet trade and loss of habitat (through deforestation)
- They are classified as endangered on the IUCN Redlist
- Gibbons are the fastest species of primate, moving through the trees at upto 35mph!
- They have the longest arms of all primates (relative to their bodies)
These majestic apes are the victims of human selfishness and desire. The team at GCS have an incredible approach to rehabilitating gibbons and have one singular objective: releasing them back into the wild.
We are delighted and honoured to be able to support them in the work they do.
Find out more and donate at www.gibbonconservationsociety.org
Photo credit: Stephanie Theresa / Infinim Creative Productions. All photos are from Gibbon Conservation Society.
Video credit: CNA Insider