Orangutan Profiles

Alma

A little about Alma Alma came as one of four orangutans from West Kalimantan on the 21st of May 2002. She was approx 4-4.5 years old. She was a sad sight. Skinny, thin frizzy hair, her body bent over, her legs unable to stretch. She weighed 10 kg....

Saka

Saka A little about Saka It is already pitch dark when I walk to the Aula of Nyaru Menteng, where I have my room. I carry a little over a one year old orangutan baby boy in a sling on my belly. He is still fairly awake and his eyes are everywhere. His...

Cetah

CetahA little about Cetah Cetah is the oldest member of the school (too old in fact). She was confiscated in Jakarta and transported by plane to Palangka Raya arriving in May 2001. She was approximately three years old with the most gorgeous long,...

Deri

Deri A little about Deri... our saddest face Deri came to Nyaru Menteng on the 18th of April 2001 from West Kalimantan. He had been living a sad life in a concrete cage with only a small hole for light air. He was aenemic and would only drink...

Trio (Yo)

Trio (Yo) A little about Trio (Yo) Trio was just like Togar, confiscated in Pontianak in November 2001. He was approx. 2,5 years old with short sparse hair and a bit of an attitude. He weighed 8 kg. Just like all the other smaller orangutans we...

Simba

Simba A little about Simba... a piece of rubbish or the king of lions He sits all day in a corner of his cage holding on to the bars. He will not eat, he will not drink. He will hardly look at us. Any contact is met by a whine and eyes full of fear....

Rocky

Rocky A little about Rocky Rocky was reported to us on the last day of the Yearly BOSF meeting on the 15th of June... again because of the newspaper-campaign. The owners had bought him up the river, thinking he would be a great pet for their small...

Cika

Cika A little about Cika In a dirty cage, in an illegal private zoo, lies a dead bird of prey. In other cages, more animals are in bad condition and close to starvation. In the end of the so-called zoo, stands yet another cage. It is small and...

Ucok (Ojek)

Ucok (Ojek) A little about Ucok (Ojek)Ucok was also handed over because of our newspaper campaign in May 2002. He arrived on the 26th of May. The owner was afraid his young son would catch some disease from Ucok. We found Ucok sitting proudly in an...

Carmen

Carmen Carmen In a small basket, secured off with a piece of cloth, sits a small infant with big frightened eyes. She is tied around her neck with a thin rope attached to the edge of the basket. The rope is totally unnessesary; she would be too scared...

Fito

Fito A little about Fito Fito was handed over by a young woman who had had Fito given to her by his previous owner. The owner was to move to Java and left Fito with the young woman. Being a conservationist, even though working in a big palm oil...

Kacio (cio)

Kacio (cio) A little about Kacio (cio)Kacio arrived on the 13th of May and was the second handover from the newspaper campaign which somehow had reached out of the province to south Kalimantan. She had been brought out to Banjamasin from a tiny...

Guldtop (top)

A little about Guldtop (top) Guldtop was the first handover during a newspaper campaign during May 2002 warning people of the risk of disease transmitted from wild animals to humans.She was approx 1.5-2 years old. The owners had two small children...

Mona (Mo-mon)

Mona (Mo-mon) A little about Mona (Mo-mon) Mona came to Nyaru Menteng in April 2001 from West Kalimantan. She was approximately two years old and weighed six kg. She was long and skinny with straight sparse hair and a great attitude. She loved the...

Togar (Mister cigar)

Togar (Mister cigar) A little about Togar (Mister cigar) Togar was confiscated in Pontianak in West Kalimantan and arrived at Nyaru Menteng in November 2001. He was approximately 2 years old, skinny and longlimbed. His hair would be a hairdressers...

Keke (ke)

Keke (ke) A little about Keke (ke) Keke arrived together with Koko on the 01 july 2002. She had been Kokos friend and comfort at the lab where they were held. Keke is 100 blind. Whether blind from birth or perhaps from being damaged during her mothers...

Nabima (BimBim)

Nabima (BimBim) A little about Nabima (BimBim) Nabima arrived a late night in September 2000, after a long trip from up river. She was filthy, her hair in dreadlocks and she was the scrawliest little thing we have ever seen. She weighed in at only 1,6...

Reno (No)

Reno (No) A little about Reno (No) Reno was brought to Nyaru Menteng together with Cantik on the 11th of April. He had been confiscated some 100 km from Palangka Raya and had only been with the owners for one day. He was approx 2 years old and still...

Jordan

A little about Jordan Jordan came from Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan in November 2001. He was a little over a year old and weighed 5,6 kilo. His hair was sparse and short, but his gleaming white teeth would have done any dentist proud to have him...

Cantik (tik)

Cantik (tik) A little about Cantik (tik)Cantik means beautiful in Indonesian, and she deserves the name. She was brought to Nyaru Menteng on the 11th of April by the local conservation office. She was approx 1.5-2 years old and had extremely long...

Gina (Gin)

Gina (Gin) A little about Gina (Gin) Gina was confiscated in Palangka Raya in November 2001. She had the most wonderful long hair flowing from her arms and body like a long vail. She was approximately one year old, but being very petite she weighed in...

Koko (ko)

Koko (ko) A little about Koko (ko) Koko arrived on the 1st of July 2002, from Bogor on Jawa. She was approx 1.5-2 years old, with big watery eyes, crocked ears, short dull looking hair and a great smile. She weighed 7 kg. She had been send from West...

Martizen (Tizen)

Martizen (Tizen) A little about Martizen (Tizen) Martizen came to Nyaru Menteng in February 2001. He was approximately two months old and weighed a mere 1,8 kg. He was totally helpless, his eyes like a new born unable to focus, he couldnt even sit on...

Olympia (pia)

Olympia (pia) A little about Olympia (pia) Late afternoon on the 27th of March, a police car rolled up in front of the clinic... and five police officers climbed out. Our guards almost looked sweaty at the sight They brought along a small prisoner. It...

Sumo (Mo)

Sumo (Mo)Sumo (Mo)Sumo was confiscated in Jakarta in september 2001 and was handcarried inside the airplane. He was approximately 6 months old but weighed 6 kilo It was his physical apperance that got him the name, Sumo. The captain had agreed to...

Trold

A little about Trold On the evening of 27th of February some people from the village nearest Kaja Island reported they had brought a small orangutan down from up river where it was held captive under appalling conditions. We picked her up the next...

Mozzy (Moz)

Mozzy (Moz) A little about Mozzy (Moz)Mozzy, our pride and joy, died on the 1st of May. He was just three months old. An autopsy showed that he probably died form broncopneumonia or because of a heart deformity... or both. It came rather suddenly and...