Yutris, The Newest Orphaned Orangutan to arrive at Nyaru Menteng

The BOS Foundation’s Orangutan Reintroduction Center at Nyaru Menteng recently received another orphaned orangutan, this time from Madara village in South Barito regency.

Yutris, is a 7 month-old baby male orangutan weighing 3 kilograms. 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. As soon as he arrived in Buntok, Yutris was handed to Mr. Heto, a BKSDA (Wildlife Conservation Agency) officer posted in Buntok and then finally on to Nyaru Menteng on 6th May 2015.

Mr. Hento, a BKSDA officer

Little Yutris arrived at Nyaru Menteng around 7 pm and was given an initial health examination before entering into baby quarantine. Vet Suli Partono conducted the initial health checks on Yutris and confirmed that the baby orangutan was in good condition. During quarantine, Yutris will be taken care of by a babysitter Lisawati in nursery where he can play in the baby playground. As soon as he successfully finishes quarantine, he will join our other baby orangutans. For now, Yutris seems happy playing in the baby playground with his friend Blegi who are also in quarantine time.

We hope that Yutris’s test results reveal that he is completely healthy so that he can join his peers as soon as possible and begin to sharpen his natural skills and rebuild his life with the help of our team.

Text by:Monterado Fridman, BOSF Nyaru Menteng Communication Coordinator

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