It is very likely that Jemmi will be the first orangutan that Budi meets (once he is strong enough)! Our team rescued Jemmi in October. He was just 4 months old and had been kept as a pet, tied up in a box outside his owner's house.
We’re celebrating International Orangutan Day today, 19 August, with the release of a portrait of two infant orangutans at our centre in Ketapang, West Borneo. Rocky and Rickina have been inseparable since they completed quarantine and started ‘baby school’ where they are developing the skills and the strength they will need when they are eventually released back into the wild.
Lopori enjoys a variety of fruit and vegetables and eats the same food as all the other Bonobos. At the moment Lopori has a taste for tomatoes, which is also a firm favourite of her dad, Kakowet. Bonobos are mainly frugivorous which means the bulk of their diet is fruit, but they will also eat…
IAR’s team in Ketapang rescues three orangutans in one day from a village next to an oil palm plantation.
Our team in Ketapang has assisted the Forestry Department (BKSDA) and the local Police with the rescue of three orphaned orangutans in one day from a village close to an oil palm plantation in West Kalimantan.The rescues all took place in Merangin, Kampar Sebomban village, Simpang Dua, Ketapang. The nearby oil palm plantation is clearly to blame for the orangutans’ sad plight, having left them with no shelter or protection from the hunters who caught and sold them illegally as pets.