A PHENOLOGY DAY MYSTERY

A PHENOLOGY DAY MYSTERY

One of the tasks of the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team involves collecting data on the phenology of natural-occurring plant species in orangutan habitats. While conducting phenological surveys, the BOS rangers occasionally meet orangutans as well. Let’s...
COMMON, BUT STILL SPECIAL

COMMON, BUT STILL SPECIAL

The Ficus racemosa or, as it is commonly known, the cluster fig tree can be found growing throughout the Kehje Sewen Forest in East Kalimantan, where the BOS Foundation releases rehabilitated orangutans. It grows in lowland, tropical forests, mostly along...
Eat Like a Surrogate Mother

Eat Like a Surrogate Mother

Brought to you by the chefs from Orangutan Jungle School. We have a lovely, simple recipe idea for you, and it’s a favourite amongst our Surrogate Mothers. Called ‘Ikan Sambal Bawang’, and  consisting of 3 components,  fish, veggies, and  rice. Download...
How much do orangutans eat?

How much do orangutans eat?

Orangutans feed on more than 2,000 DIFFERENT plant species! But not all food out there in the jungle is safe, so how do they do it? While orangutans eat a wide variety of forest foods, their preferred food is fruit.  Depending on season and location, orangutans...
FOOD FIGHT

FOOD FIGHT

Friendships always have their ups and downs, and this is also true amongst orangutans. Desi and Kimi, two orangutans living on Juq Kehje Swen Island, in East Kalimantan, are good friends who are known to have the occasional fight. The two recently had another...