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...
DAVI – THE ADVENTUROUS EATER

DAVI – THE ADVENTUROUS EATER

Davi is nearly seven years old and a student at Samboja Lestari’s Forest School, where she continues to learn the skills required to survive in the wild. Davi practices daily how to find food, build nests and recognise dangers in the forest. Every morning, on...
PEER LESSONS: HOW TO OPEN FOOD ENRICHMENT

PEER LESSONS: HOW TO OPEN FOOD ENRICHMENT

Enrichment is essential in keeping the orangutans in our care mentally engaged while learning vital skills. Dr Nadine Adrianna Sugianto, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, is working on the Orangutan Enclosure Design Tool (EDT) Project in...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP

THE ONLY WAY IS UP

Do you miss cheeky Valentino? He is eagerly tackling his final steps to freedom on a pre-release island. But he still has a lot to learn. Find out how his island life has been going. Valentino, our beloved forest school student, is a big boy now. On Badak Besar island...
Beni Bounces Back

Beni Bounces Back

Beni, Orangutan Jungle School superstar and internationally beloved orangutan, is facing his greatest challenge yet – life on a pre-release island. In classic Beni fashion, less than two months into his stay, he has already found himself at the center of a major...