Gibbons' savior to be featured on Madeleine Brand

gibbon200x150crop.jpgOn Monday's show on KPCC, "The Madeleine Brand Show" is bringing back a recent interview with Alan Mootnick, the founder of the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita. Mootnick, who died on Friday at age 60, talks about how he got started rescuing gibbons. The piece also features audio of the tree apes belting out their songs, something they do most mornings out in Santa Clarita.

By the way: Mootnick graduated from Birmingham High School in the Valley the same year as LA Observed photographer Gary Leonard.

Gibbon baby: LA Observed photo

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