A HIGH-STAKES FIRST DATE

A HIGH-STAKES FIRST DATE

On Saturday, November 12, a small caravan carrying some very special cargo departed from the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Central Kalimantan. The teams started the day as the sun rose with a swab of their noses to check for...
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...
SIGNE, MOTHER AND TEACHER

SIGNE, MOTHER AND TEACHER

An overcast sky provided the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon at Camp Nles Mamse. While resting in a swaying hammock, I read a book and enjoyed the cool air as it gently breezed through the thin cloth of my shirt. Suddenly, I heard a voice calling...