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FLEUR LOVES HER SOLITUDE

Fleur is one of the 75 sun bears in our care. She started her journey with the BOS Foundation at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. However, in May 2018, we transferred her to more sun-bear-appropriate facilities... View Article

HOW TO FIND A RELEASE FOREST

Careful consideration is essential when determining the release area for orangutans. One of the most important factors is ensuring that the forest is productive and its natural food sources can sustain an orangutan population far into... View Article

MUSHROOM EXTRAVAGANZA

Meet another fascinating species that shares the same ecosystem as orangutans. While its life is short, its unique appearance is truly unforgettable.   The Bridal Veil Mushroom (Phallus indusiatus) is a type of fungus that grows solitary... View Article

FINE FOREST FORAGERS

Orangutans, a species that spends most of their time in the trees, can consume a vast variety of foods. Their excellent climbing abilities enable them to obtain fruits and other food sources inaccessible to ground-dwelling animals.... View Article

HELLO, GOODBYE

When our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team was recently on patrol, the canopy suddenly started rustling – and a surprising visitor appeared.   It was Justin, a male orangutan released into the Kehje Sewen Forest in 2017. The... View Article

PURUN REPLACES PLASTIC

BOS collaborates with indigenous communities to use locally grown grass as a polybag substitute for reforestation projects. Purun (Lepironia articulata) is a type of rush or grass of the Cyperaceae family that grows in Indonesia’s peatlands, especially on the... View Article

EIGHT MORE WILD ONES

We are thrilled to announce that the BOS Foundation team has returned another eight orangutans to their forest home in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. In collaboration with the park office and the Central... View Article

SULUY SAYS HELLO

Our Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team awoke to a sunny morning as they prepared to undertake a routine patrol in the forest. As usual, they departed from Camp Nles Mamse for the day’s expedition. Yunus and... View Article

SCATTER FEEDING FUN

Did you know that the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre has a special sun bear sanctuary? It currently houses 73 of the world’s smallest bears in a complex that replicates their natural habitat and allows them to... View Article