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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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Enrichment for Orangutans

Enrichment for Orangutans

Within our Orangutan Rehabilitation and Reintroduction Centers in Samboja Lestari and Nyaru Menteng, orangutan welfare is a top priority.  There are many tools developed to keep our orangutans busy and active such as swings, balls, ropes and a variety of tools designed to encourage long periods of foraging.  These are what we call ‘enrichment tools’, [...]

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12 MORE ORANGUTANS ARE BACK IN THEIR TRUE HOME

12 MORE ORANGUTANS ARE BACK IN THEIR TRUE HOME

Camp Totat Jalu has been hosting a school of bees these past two months, as Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest is in flowering season. Hundreds of bees come in the morning, linger during the daytime, and leave at around six in the evening. Even so, everyone at Camp was in high spirit welcoming 12 new orangutans [...]

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Press Release | The Visit of the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia to the BOS Foundation Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari

Press Release | The Visit of the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia to the BOS Foundation Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari

Samboja Lestari, East Kalimantan, April 22, 2014.  The United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Robert Blake, visits the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS Foundation) Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari on April 22, 2014. The one day visit is a part of his trip within East Kalimantan and an embodiment of his concern for environmental issues [...]

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