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Baby Orangutan Rescued

Baby Orangutan Rescued

A baby orangutan was rescued and brought to the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre on August 9. The rescued male orangutan is in quarantine and is after circumstances in good health. Just after midnight on 9 August, the wildlife rescue team from the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) delivered […]

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The first day in the wild

The first day in the wild for the released orangutans

The Post-Release Monitoring team can now share their observations from the first day in the wild for the seven recently released orangutans. In early June, seven orangutans were released in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). Now we have some more details to share about the Post-Release Monitoring […]

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seven orangutans released

Seven orangutans released after successful rehabilitation

When orphaned orangutans have gone through a successful rehabilitation process, they are ready to be released into the wild. Seven orangutans reached the end of their rehabilitation journey last week. Amber, Barlian, Darryl, Reren, Suayap, Randy, and Unggang. These are the seven orangutans who have spent the last few years […]

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replant the rainforest

Save the Orangutan wants to replant the rainforest with new campaign

Restoring degraded rainforest is crucial for the survival of the orangutan. With the new #plant_1_2_trees campaign, Save the Orangutan wants to replant as much as 1,000 hectares of degraded rainforest. Deforestation is the biggest threat to the survival of the orangutan. In the last four decades, 80% of orangutan habitat […]

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Meet the new residents

Meet the new residents at Nyaru Menteng

In the last two months, three infant orangutans have moved in at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. Three infant orangutans aged between 6-10 months have been handed over to the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre  in the past two months. They have all lost their mother and have been rescued […]

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three orangutans rescued

Already three babies rescued in 2021

In the last two months, three infant orangutans have been rescued and taken to the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. All are recovering from the trauma they have experienced. Unfortunately, quite regularly young orangutans that have lost their mother are found alone on fields close to forest areas. In the last […]

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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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