Meryl came to our Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre in early 2015. At the time, she was eight months old and weighed only 2.7 kilograms.
She was rescued from captivity and cared for by our veterinarian Meryl Yemima, who we named her after. Today, Meryl is a cheerful female orangutan who has acquired exceptional survival skills in forest school for her future release into the wild.
Meryl is one of the stars on the awarded documentary series “Orangutan Jungle School” on Stan.
Rehabilitation centres are set up to accommodate confiscated or donated pet orangutans. The aim is to guide and teach apes to return to their habitat. Many orangutans have already been successfully returned and released back in the wild.
Orangutan infants stay with their mother until they are about 6 or 7 years old. The mother teaches them everything about survival in the forest. Orphan orangutans in our care have dedicated nannies who give them the love and teach them important skills to be a wild orangutan.
Critical Vet Care
Unfortunately, Orangutans will come to us critically ill or malnourished. They may also need care from time to time as they grow up and go through Forest School. Our dedicated veterinary team are on hand at both of our rehabilitation centres.
Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild
When an orangutan has completed their Forest School training, we assess if they are ready to be released back into the wild. Our overriding goal is to reintroduce orangutans back to secure natural habitat. We can only do this with your support.
Why Adopt a Baby Orangutan?
Your adoption gift will be used in general support of our rescue and rehabilitation efforts, including medicine, food, equipment, rescue operations, cages and hundreds of other things necessary for the ongoing care of these fabulous animals.
There is no limit to the number of people who can adopt our babies.