The female is a potential candidate for a spot on a sanctuary island. She lost too many teeth and most likely wouldn’t survive in the wild.
Adil was rescued from Tumbang Banjang Village, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan, on September 21, 2013. At that time, the female was six years old and weighed 15.2 kilograms.
After finishing quarantine, Adil attended forest school and successfully graduated despite her advanced age at the rescue. She then continued her rehabilitation on the Badak Besar Pre-release Island.
On February 26, 2021, the BOS team selected her as a release candidate. However, during the routine check-up, the vets discovered that Adil had almost 70 per cent of her teeth severely damaged and needed extraction.
With such a high number of missing teeth, we are unable to reliably assess if Adil can still forage and survive on her own in the wild. With lacking confidence in her physical capabilities, there was no choice but to remove her from the list of potential release candidates. But we hope to move her to a sanctuary island soon, where she can live a free, semi-wild life.
Please support our Sanctuary Island Appeal to give unreleasable orangutans like Adil a chance to live a cage-free life in an environment as close to the wild as possible.