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LeAnn, the baby who likes to build nests!

LeAnn, the baby who likes to build nests!

Unlike birds and other forest animals for orangutans living in the wild a nest is not  permanent home.  Instead it is a place in which to rest and where they are safe from terrestrial predators and protected from the elements.  Generally orangutans make a new night nest each evening in which to sleep, but they [...]

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[PRESS RELEASE] Celebrating our 3rd Anniversary of Releasing Orangutans

[PRESS RELEASE] Celebrating our 3rd Anniversary of Releasing Orangutans

Continuing the success of having reintroduced 131 Central Kalimantan orangutans into the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest (Batikap), and coinciding with the 3rdAnniversary of orangutan releases into Batikap, the BOS Foundation (Yayasan BOS) is releasing another 5 orangutans from Nyaru Menteng as an expression of our love and dedication towards the successful conservation of orangutans and [...]

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NYARU MENTENG 10th ORANGUTAN RELEASE CANDIDATE PROFILES

NYARU MENTENG 10th ORANGUTAN RELEASE CANDIDATE PROFILES

In the near future, five more orangutans will be living in Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. They are from the BOS Foundation Orangutan Reintroduction Center at Nyaru Menteng who will embark on their final journey to the forest on February 24, 2015. Here are their profiles. SEMI-WILD Semi-wild orangutans categorise those individuals who have still retained [...]

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In Search of the Orangutans (1)

In Search of the Orangutans (1)

While the BOS Foundation actively searches for new release areas and points within Kehje Sewen forest, the PRM (Post Release Monitoring) team remains consistent in the monitoring and tracking of previously-released orangutans. Recently, the PRM team launched a radio-tracking expedition to locate five orangutans – Leo, Juminten, Titin, Abbie and Inge –, the first three [...]

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Sweet little Yordanka

Sweet little Yordanka

Stories of abandoned children always touch our hearts and bring tears to our eyes, and the plight of baby Yordanka is no different. When a female orangutan Yuni fell pregnant, we were all surprised as she was only 8 years old.  Yuni gave birth to baby Yordanka on January 30th 2013. However, unfortunately after delivery [...]

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Released Orangutans: Thriving, not just Surviving!

Released Orangutans: Thriving, not just Surviving!

It was a day for positive news from the post-release monitoring team in Batikap Forest, Central Kalimantan as the team successfully managed to track down several orangutans that haven’t been seen for quite some time. In November 2014, the team was able to monitor Sif and Sifa for three days, the first sighting of them [...]

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Motherly Love Goes a Long Way

Motherly Love Goes a Long Way

It’s true that a mother’s love lasts forever and this is also the case for Yayang, a female orangutan, who has lovingly taken care of her daughter Sayang right from birth and all the way through their rehabilitation and even still now in the Kehje Sewen Forest, East Kalimantan where they were released in early [...]

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Saving Meryl

Saving Meryl

In the early morning of January 7, 2015 our team from the Nyaru Menteng (NM) Rehabilitation Center and the Conservation of Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA) of Central Kalimantan went to Tumbang Jiga Village after receiving news on the previous day about an orangutan baby kept by villagers. Tumbang Jiga Village is located deep in the [...]

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