Iqo’s arrival at our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on 3 November 2022 was quite an adventure. A villager travelled with her on a motorcycle for four hours to hand her over to the BOS team. The little female orangutan was exhausted, and dehydrated. After examining her, our veterinarians determined that Iqo was around 12 months old. She had allegedly been kept as a pet for five months and was fed a diet of only rice.

After completing quarantine, Iqo joined a small group at Forest School, where she is somewhat of a loner and enjoys her solitude. However, Iqo still turns to our surrogate mothers for comfort when other youngsters bully her or if she is afraid of new people.

Iqo enjoys climbing tall trees. She eats all the fruits given to her and also consumes leaves and bark. According to our surrogate mothers, Iqo is not a picky eater and still likes to drink milk from a baby bottle.

We can’t wait for Iqo to grow into a confident and independent orangutan, and we are sure that with your loving support, she can one day return to her true home in the rainforest.


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How my Adoption Can Help

Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres

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.
Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres

Dedicated Nannies

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.
Dedicated Nannies

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.
Critical Vet Care

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.
Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild

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.

Your Adoption Includes:

A Certificate of Adoption
Information on Your Baby
Quarterly Updates
A Small Gift
A Screen Saver of Your Baby