WHERE ARE YOU, BUMI?

WHERE ARE YOU, BUMI?

It was another happy day at Nyaru Menteng’s Forest School, with the Group 4 students located near the wooden bridge used to access the area on foot. In the space beneath the bridge, where thick vegetation covers the forest floor, curious Bumi found a space to...
AYU, GROWING UP AND BOLD

AYU, GROWING UP AND BOLD

6-year-old Ayu was born in the wild to the rehabilitated orangutans Lesan and Hamzah (presumed), who were both released in the Kehje Sewen Forest a decade ago. Young orangutans at Ayu’s age will slowly begin to separate from their mothers, and we are starting to...
HOW TO MAKE BABY ORANGUTANS 101

HOW TO MAKE BABY ORANGUTANS 101

All living things, including orangutans, have the drive to meet their biological needs: water, oxygen, food, shelter – and the opportunity to reproduce. When it comes to wild orangutans, who live a semi-solitary life, the reproduction process can be pretty...
MUD-BATH TIME!

MUD-BATH TIME!

On a scorching day at Nyaru Menteng’s Forest School in Central Kalimantan, some students from Group 4 discovered the ultimate way to cool down. Monte was the first to find a refreshing mud puddle nearby and, without wasting any time, immediately sat down beside it. At...
LOVELY LOCKS, LADIES!

LOVELY LOCKS, LADIES!

Orangutans have distinctive personalities and unique physical characteristics. These make it easy for those who work with them to tell individuals apart. A few indicators our technicians use to identify orangutans are body size, facial features, personalities –...