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PRESS RELEASE | FIVE WILD ORANGUTANS RETURN TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

PRESS RELEASE | FIVE WILD ORANGUTANS RETURN TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

Five wild orangutans who were rescued from an oil palm plantation and residential area by the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation are translocated to an Ecosystem Restoration Concession (IUPHHK-RE) managed by PT Rimba Makmur Utama (PT. RMU), Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. After being cared for at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Nyaru [...]

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Story of Little Tundai

Story of Little Tundai

The sad reality of each young orangutan who enters our rehabilitation centers is that they come from having lived through a bitter past; usually having been separated from their mother at a very young age and little Tundai is no different. Tundai’s background In June 2014, a two year old female orangutan was handed over [...]

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Challenging Months in the Forest

Challenging Months in the Forest

The success of our orangutan reintroduction programs, which recommenced in February 2012, has been an amazing journey for all of us to be part of and such a joy to share our stories and lessons learned. The large majority of our orangutans have adapted well, though we have had experienced disappointments. We are continually learning [...]

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Goodbye, Circus Life!

Goodbye, Circus Life!

Circus life robbed Wanna and her friends of their natural ability to walk and behave as orangutans. They arrived at the BOS foundation walking bipedally like humans and were unable to climb trees or sleep in the forest. The Tragic Life of Circus Orangutans In November 2006, 48 orangutans were rescued from circus life in [...]

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Ruru’s First Step Towards Returning to Freedom

Ruru’s First Step Towards Returning to Freedom

On 11 June 2014, the rain was pouring down as the BOS Foundation Rescue Team from Nyaru Menteng headed towards Sampit. In coordination with the Central Kalimantan Conservation and Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA), the team consisted of our vet Lia Kristina, Monterado Friedman from our Communications Division, and driver Bagong Ahmadi. Ruru Kept as a [...]

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New Life for Sukamara and Kaban

New Life for Sukamara and Kaban

Together with her son Kaban, Sukamara has started a new chapter of her life on one of our pre-release islands, Palas. Returned to Indonesia by the Government of Thailand in 2006, Sukamara has lived in Nyaru Menteng for the past 8 years undergoing our rehabilitation program to regain her natural survival skills and behaviour. She [...]

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HURRAY! THE NEXT GRADE!

HURRAY! THE NEXT GRADE!

On May 21 2014, the BOS Foundation’s Forest School in Nyaru Menteng welcomed new students from the Nursery Group. Orangutans who arrive at our centers at a very young age need to first spend all of their time under the dedicated care of our babysitters in the Nursery.  Once they become more independent and ready [...]

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Toby the Brave

Toby the Brave

Just like humans, mother orangutans form an extremely close bond with their infants and  the trauma an infant goes through when his or her mother is taken from them, is an event which can’t be easily erased from a young orangutan’s memory.  It is heart-wrenching for us to receive orangutans who are physically and mentally [...]

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