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Eight more orangutans returned to the wild

Eight orangutans have been returned to the wild in the protected rainforest Bukit Batikap in Borneo. When orphaned orangutans are brought to the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, the orangutans go through a long rehabilitation process. After forest school, they are moved to the pre-release islands. Here they live on their […]

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Forest fires forced Sapat into conflict with humans

When male orangutan Sapat was rescued and brought to intensive care, a large number of bullets were found lodged beneath his skin. The forest fires that have ravaged in Borneo recently have most likely forced him away from his natural habitat. In late September, the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation […]

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Returning four orangutans to the wild

Returning rehabilitated orangutans to the wild is a difficult and demanding process. Last week, the turn finally came to Arman, Marlies, Randy and Sumirah to return to the wild in the protected rainforest Kehje Sewen. Here you can read about their final journey to freedom. The 500-kilometer-long trip from the […]

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Orangutan no. 400 to be released!

402 orangutans. That is the total number of orangutans Save the Orangutan’s Indonesian partner BOS Foundation have released to free and natural surroundings come the end of this week. Meet the four orangutans who have embarked on their journey from the rehabilitation centre to the release site in Kehje Sewen […]

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103 orangutans freed in East Kalimantan

Six orangutans have recently been re-granted their freedom in East Kalimantan, bringing the total number of released orangutans in the Kehje Sewen forest to 103 since 2012. However, there is a limit to how many orangutans can make the protected area their home. Permission to expand the area is now […]

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New islands and freedom for more orangutans

Six new islands which will regrant up to 12 adult orangutans their freedom in natural surroundings. That is the plan for a new area of land, to which access rights have been obtained with support from Save the Orangutan. 17.5 hectares. That is the size of the land BOS Foundation […]

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The first six reintroductions of 2019

On the 13th of March, the first six reintroductions of 2019 were carried out in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). The reintroductions are the results of Save the Orangutan and BOS Foundation’s efforts to reintroduce as many orangutans as possible to the rainforest, or to move them to […]

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Video: Alba’s and Kika’s release

After a long and demanding journey, the team behind Alba’s and Kika’s release reached their destination on the 19th of December. The team arrived at the predetermined location in TNBBBR on the morning of the 19th, and they could open up the transport cage after the two orangutans had had […]

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Highlights from 2018

2018 has been an eventful year. In the following, we will highlight significant results from our efforts in Borneo. Thanks to our many supporters, we have been able to support several new efforts in Borneo to save the critically endangered orangutan. 54 orangutans released in 2018 In 2018, a great […]

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X-ray machine purchased and in use at Nyaru Menteng

Save the Orangutan and the UK organisation OVAID (Orangutan Veterinary AID) have raised funds and ensured a new X-ray machine for the veterinary clinic at BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre. The X-ray machine will help the veterinarians at Nyaru Menteng diagnose injured orangutans quicker and more precisely. New equipment […]

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