Sebangau was rescued from Sebangau Kuala village, Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan, on 18 October 2015. She was four years old at the time of her rescue and weighed 9.5 kilograms.
After the required quarantine period, Sebangau entered Forest School with other orangutans her age. On 5 February 2020, easy-going Sebangau, who loves to explore, continued on to the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Badak Besar Island.
Sebangau is now 11 years old and weighs 34.7 kilograms. After undergoing a 7-year rehabilitation process at Nyaru Menteng, she is now ready to enjoy her freedom as a true, wild orangutan in the forests of the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park.
Jazzboy was rescued through a joint effort between the Central Kalimantan BKSDA wildlife rescue team and the BOS Foundation from Sampit, East Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan. He arrived at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on 14 April 2010, when he was 4.5 years old and weighed 13 kilograms.
After completing the quarantine period, Jazzboy joined Forest School for several years. On 5 February 2020, Jazzboy entered the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Badak Besar Island. Thanks to his sound survival and exploratory skills, it wasn’t long before he made it onto the release candidate list to return to the forest.
Jazzboy is now 17 years old and weighs 34.2 kilograms. After 12 years of rehabilitation at Nyaru Menteng, Jazzboy is now ready to embark on a new adventure in the forests of the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) in Central Kalimantan.
Itang was rescued from Kuala Kurun, Gunung Mas Regency, Central Kalimantan, on 14 June 2012. At the time of her rescue, she was only 18 months old, weighed five kilograms, and was allegedly found alone without a mother.
After a period of quarantine, Itang attended Forest School to hone her skills and abilities. She passed all stages of Forest School and continued to the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Badak Besar Island on 5 February 2020. While not an aggressive orangutan, Itang is able to defend herself when needed. She adapts well to new environments and is good at responding effectively to new situations.
Itang is now 12 years old and weighs 32.1 kilograms. After undergoing a 10-year rehabilitation process, Itang has proven that she is more than ready to explore the forests of the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park with her fellow release candidates.
29th May 2022
Off to University
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While one of our teams was busy transporting four orangutans back to the wild recently, we also released four graduated forest school students to a pre-release island in the Salat Island Cluster. Pre-release islands are like universities, where graduates hone their survival skills. Please meet Jessy, Jengyos, Happy and Kapuan.
Photo: Our team of technicians and the boat skipper work together to push the boat
Jengyos was rescued on September 19, 2016 from Petak Bahandang Village, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. At that time, orphaned Jengyos was just one year old and weighed 2.5 kilograms.
After completing her mandatory quarantine, Jengyos started “studying” together with other orangutans in forest school, where they took part in countless survival lessons. By the time Jengyos completed forest school, she had shown she was a very curious, very social orangutan who did not rely on humans. She is not aggressive, but recently she has started to defend herself if provoked by other orangutans.
Now Jengyos is seven years old, and she has the opportunity to hone her survival skills in the Salat Island Cluster.
Photo: The transfer starts by truck and continues later by boat.
The pre-release candidates in our Socialisation Complex, just before moving to the Salat Island Cluster.
Kapuan was repatriated from captivity in Thailand. At her rescue, Kapuan was six years old and weighed 22 kilograms. She arrived at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre on November 22, 2006.
We had previously moved Kapuan to live in the Salat Island Cluster on June 26, 2019. However, she had to be sent back to the Nyaru Menteng clinic on February 18, 2020, when she was diagnosed with a respiratory disease called airsaculitis. Before her medical treatment, Kapuan was known as a gentle orangutan who easily got along with other orangutans.
After receiving treatment from the veterinary team, Kapuan is now healthy and ready to explore a pre-release island again. At 23 years, she will have a second chance to prove herself as a truly wild orangutan.
Keep learning and thriving, you four! We can’t wait to release you to your wild home one day.