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 was exhausted and dehydrated, and after examining her, our veterinarians determined that she 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, she 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, she is not a picky eater and still likes to drink milk from a baby bottle.
We can’t wait for her 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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