UNEXPECTED VISITORS

UNEXPECTED VISITORS

Do you remember Inung and Indie? The Post-Release Monitoring team recently spotted the mother-infant pair near Camp Totat Jalu in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest, Central Kalimantan. Inung and Indie were observed foraging for cassava and guava. Despite getting...
500 ORANGUTANS RELEASED!

500 ORANGUTANS RELEASED!

The BOS Foundation has successfully released 500 orangutans in the decade since the releases restarted in February 2012. Our latest release journey began in the evening when swabs were used to collect samples from team members to ensure that nobody was infected with...
WHO WILL BE NUMBER 500?

WHO WILL BE NUMBER 500?

While we are preparing for the release of the 500th orangutan, please get to know the lucky ones that will enjoy their well-deserved freedom soon. BENBen was born in a clinic at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on May 20, 2010. Sadly,...
THE NOT-SO-SIMPLE TASK OF RELEASING ORANGUTANS

THE NOT-SO-SIMPLE TASK OF RELEASING ORANGUTANS

The culmination of an orangutan’s rehabilitation journey is the release of that orangutan into a protected natural habitat. Reintroduction is a long process that encompasses education in Forest School and putting skills into practice on a pre-release island, all in...
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...