Archive for February, 2021

10 orangutans have been released

Last week, two orangutan releases were carried out two days apart. Seven rehabilitated orangutans from the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre were reintroduced to the rainforest. A few days later, three more orangutans, this time from Samboja Lestari, were released. These are the first orangutan releases since the global pandemic hit […]

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New baby orangutan spotted

A surprise for the monitoring team: New baby orangutan spotted in the rainforest!

In late 2020, the Post-Release Monitoring team in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest made an important discovery: female orangutan Inung, released eight years prior, had become a mother! Late last year, the Post-Release Monitoring team in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest embarked on their usual patrol to monitor orangutans, expecting […]

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Dilla is ready for life on sanctuary island

After a rough start at life Dilla begins new chapter on sanctuary island

Orangutan Dilla arrived at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre after a traumatic time in captivity. Therefore, she was unable to learn all necessary survival skills and take care of her daughter Delilah. Luckily, both orangutans have now begun a new chapter of their lives. While all orangutans at the […]

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Orangutans moved to sanctuary island

A good start to 2021: Three orangutans moved to sanctuary island

Some orangutans at the rehabilitation centres will unfortunately never be able to learn the necessary skills to survive in the wild. Therefore, it is a joy when these so-called unreleasables can move to forested islands specially adapted to their needs. Orangutans Dilla, Mawas and Jeliva have had a fantastic start […]

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survival skills

10 important survival skills orangutans need to learn

For orangutans to be able to survive in the wild it is necessary to learn a special set of survival skills. The babies learn these skills from their mother – or, if they are in Forest School, from the caretakers. Climbing, nest building and finding the right kind of food. […]

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