The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita houses more than three dozen endangered Southeast Asian apes and pretty much gets by on the goodness of volunteers. (Founder Alan Mootnick died in 2011 after keeping the center going for 35 years.) Recently, filmmaker Todd Bieber became bored while attending a YouTube conference in Los Angeles and decided to drive out to the center. He was so excited by the families of apes living on the edge of the Santa Clara River — presumably including Dennis, born in October — that he drove back to the conference and grabbed four more filmmakers. They they all went out and made videos about the bedazzling apes with the stunning voices. Here's Bieber:
Hat tip: Huffington Post Green
Previously on LA Observed:
Dennis, a northern white-cheeked gibbon born at the center in October.