Olif is a young ( 3 year old) Agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis) and was handed over to us by her owner on the 5th of September 2015.
At the age of 8 months old Olif was ‘’adopted’’ by her previous owner. They got her from a friend of a friend. They felt bad from Olif because this friend of a friend wasn’t taking good care of Olif, therefore they decided to take over the care for this baby gibbon.
Olif was and still is much too young to be without her mother! Normally gibbons stay with their parent till they reach the age of 6-7 years old. It’s so sad, again an animal that has to grow up without mother-parent care! Happily the owner of Olif decided to hand her over to us. Unfortunately she isn’t in the best condition! She is much too skinny due malnutrition, especially a lack of protein and calcium! Hopefully with her new diet that she receives now and a bigger enclosure to play and swing around in she will soon become stronger and gets on weight.
She is housed now in our quarantine building and yesterday she got her first TBC test, general medical check-up, de-worming and we took blood to test her on diseases. Olif has to stay at least for 3 months in the quarantine and we have to test 2 more time for TBC, but after that she will move to one of our primate rehabilitation enclosures.
We hope for the future that we can translocate Olif to Kalaweit in Sumatra were she hopefully can return to the wild again.