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November 15, 2016
Why we need your help!
The recent forest fires and haze have left many young orangutans orphaned and we have already rescued 6 infants in the last few weeks bringing our baby group to 22 orangutans. Even more are expected to arrive and our current Baby House is too small and insufficient for our needs. We need to build a bigger Baby House to accommodate all of our babies and provide them with the round the clock care they need in a hygienic, suitable environment.
Our new Baby House will be a brand new facility, large enough to house all our babies and any new arrivals. We have designed outdoor forest schools and indoor play areas so that even when it is raining, our babies can continue to learn and play. We have designed two separate buildings; one for healthy babies which have completed health screening and one for incoming babies who need to be quarantined before they can join the rest of the babies. Each building is self contained with new kitchen and bathroom facilities, bedrooms for when we need one on one care with new or sick babies, and attaching outdoor sleeping enclosures for older orangutans. We are not just building a house, we are building a home in an environment where our babies have the best opportunities to learn and receive the dedicated love and care they need to be healthy, happy and confident young orangutans.
Meet the Baby Beneficiaries (Click images for detailed stories)
Meet some of our new Fire Babies
Fathia is a female baby orangutan rescued by BOSF-Nyaru Menteng together with BKSDA Central Kalimantan from a local person on Linau Village, Tumbang Jutuh, Gunung Mas Regency, Central Kalimantan on September 1st, 2015, when she was 10 month old.
On 21st September 2015, a rescue team from Nyaru Menteng in collaboration with BKSDA Central Kalimantan rescued a 4-month old male orangutan, weighing only 1.5 kgs, from a local settler in the Hiang Bana transmigration area, Katingan Regency.
Meet some of our resident Babies
Meryl was found in a very poor condition in Tumbang Jiga Village, Katingan Regency on January 7th, 2015. She was weak and thin. The owner put her in a lanjung, a Dayak traditional bag made of plaited rattan, usually used for carrying crops or firewood. She could barely move inside the bag.
Four month old Sura did not only suffer the tragic loss of his mother at a very young age, he also suffered the loss of three fingers on his left hand during his capture.
Madara was separated from his mother, kept as pet and almost sold on the illegal pet trade. Fortunately a good man stepped in and saved him from this terrible fate and handed him over to the BOS Foundation team in Nyaru Menteng.
Yutris, is a 7-month old baby male orangutan weighing 3 kgs. He was apparently found without his mother by bird hunters and taken care of by a local resident of Madara before being taken to Buntok, South Barito regency and then finally on to Nyaru Menteng on May 6th, 2015.
Meet our Babysitters
Babysitter MIA PUSPITA
Reaching our Goal
To reach our goal we need the following support!
We need your help to build a new home for our babies! All you have to do is click the donate button above and pledge your support
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