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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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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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Released orangutan Signe has given birth to baby

Released orangutan Signe has given birth to baby in the wild

Earlier this month, the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team made an important discovery: The released orangutang Signe had given birth to a baby! Earlier in November, the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team in the Kehje Sewen Forest was preparing for a day of patrolling and observing orangutans in the forest. They keep […]

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12 orangutans rescued in 2020

12 orangutans rescued in 2020

In 2020, 12 orangutans have been rescued by the authorities and our partner BOS Foundation. Of these, 7 were rescued after the pandemic hit and therefore the team followed special procedures. Among the rescued orangutans are Jeni and Alexander who now live at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. The year […]

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The journey to Forest School and the leaders of the pack

Every morning, the young orangutans at Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre make their way to Forest School, where they learn the skills needed to one day be able to return home to the rainforest. The journey to Forest School is always eventful and it is easy to notice which of the […]

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