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July 12, 2016
Our PRM team from Camp Nles Mamse has been tracking Angely and is happy to report she is adapting well to her new home in the Kehje Sewen Forest. Angely has been observed feeding well on breadfruit (Artocarpus sp.) and ficus fruits, which seem to be among her chosen favourites.
From the moment she leaves her nest in the morning, Angely goes in search of forest foods. She spends hours in the trees eating which is very encouraging to see.
Angely feeding on breadfruit
Arthocarpus sp., Angely’s favourite fruit
After feeding, Angely will travel deeper into the Kehje Sewen Forest. She is quick and agile, and more often than not, our team has to make a fast dash just to catch up with her and keep monitoring her activities. At midday, Angely usually builds herself a nest to rest in for a couple of hours.
Angely resting in her nest
Our PRM team have noted that Angely starts building her night nests from about 4.30 p.m. daily and cleverly stocks them with ficus fruits before retiring for the night. At sunrise, she eats her already prepared fig breakfast in bed before leaving her nest for another day in the forest.
Angely ready to explore more of Kehje Sewen
It is heart-warming to see Angely living in the Kehje Sewen Forest. We hope the other orangutans in our care at Samboja Lestari and Nyaru Menteng will have the same opportunity to live happily in the wild, just like Angely.
Text by: PRM team in Camp Nles Mamse, Kehje Sewen Forest
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