A Journey to Freedom

NEWEST Update: 22nd November 2021

ORANGUTAN JUNGLE SCHOOL STAR BENI AND SEVEN OTHER ORANGUTANS HAVE GRADUATED

    

Transporting the eight orangutans to Badak Besar Island involved two separate trips with a river journey which took about four hours on a speedboat. View incredible imagery of the transfer and Beni’s graduation video right here.
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Help our orangutans on their journey to freedom: 2021

After a very challenging 2020 we are ready to start our release program again to move our orangutans to either sanctuary islands, pre-release Islands, or out to protected forests. We have many releases planned for 2021, and need your help to meet our big release goals.

Check back regularly for updates.

2021 release stats

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Rescued

Released to sanctuary islands

Released to pre-release islands

Released to protected forests

Update: 8th September 2021

ANOTHER BABY ORANGUTAN RESCUED

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On the 9th of August, another orphaned infant named Galaksi, a male estimated to be just 7 months old, was admitted to our Samboja Lestari Reintroduction Centre. It’s reported that he’d been ‘found alone’, but we know that orangutan mothers do not willingly abandon their babies.
Read Galaksi’s full distressing story on his journey back to Orangutan Freedom here.

Ramangai rescued

Update: 16th June 2021

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Seven Orangutans Start New Lives in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

Update: 8th June 2021

IN COLLABORATION TO RELEASE SEVEN ORANGUTANS INTO PRIME HABITAT

Number of Orangutans

Release type

Wild-Release

Release site

Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

    

We’re thrilled to announce that the 37th  release mission from  Nyaru Menteng was successful! Here are some photos and video from the trip. Enjoy!

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Update: 15th May 2021

ORANGUTAN JUNGLE SCHOOL STARS: CINTA, JUMBO AND VALENTINO; PLUS FIVE MORE ORANGUTANS START LIFE ON A PRE-RELEASE ISLAND

Number of Orangutans

Release type

Pre-Release

Release site

Badak Besar Island

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Last month marked an important moment for eight orangutans at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Central Kalimantan, as they finally entered the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Badak Besar Island in the Salat Island Cluster!

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Update: 7th April 2021

Three babies rescued

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In the last two months, the BOS Foundation has yet again been involved in more orangutan rescues in Central Kalimantan. The result has been the intake of three infant orangutans, Onyer, Ramangai, and one who has yet to be named, at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Ramangai rescued

Update: 24th March 2021

OUR FIRST RESCUE MISSION OF 2021!

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We received a call from the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) to assist them in rescuing an adult male orangutan, estimated to be 25+ years old

Male orangutan being check for health

Update: 8th March 2021

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FREET, JUVE AND BRITNEY: STARTING STRONG

Release: 19th February 2021

A complex plan to get three well deserving orangutans released deep in the rainforest

Number of Orangutans

Release type

Wild Release

Release site

Kehje Sewen
East Kalimantan

      

From our Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre we transported three orangutans to Juq Kehje Swen Island in Muara Wahau, East Kutai. From there, a heavy lift helicopter waited to take the orangutans directly to the release point on the northern side of the Kehje Sewen Forest.

Release: 16th February 2021

The first such release since the pandemic reached the shores of Indonesia

Number of Orangutans

Release type

Wild Release

Release site

Bukit Batikap
Cen. Kalimantan

      

In a series of firsts, we are thrilled to announce the successful release of seven rehabilitated orangutans back into their forest home in a hugely complex operations which started last Tuesday (16th February)

Release: 5th February 2021

Three orangutans have been successfully released onto Badak Kecil Orangutan Sanctuary Island.

Number of Orangutans

Release type

Sanctuary island

Release site

Badak Kecil Island

    

The female orangutans Dilla, Mawas and Jeliva spent years undergoing the rehabilitation process at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, but were ultimately deemed unsuccessful in developing the natural skills and behaviours needed to survive independently in the wild.

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