Jelapat was being kept in a village in Central Kalimantan when BOS Foundation discovered him at the age of 1.5 years in June 2016. A resident had found him six months earlier, alone and weak, by a riverbank.
Forest fires had devastated the area at the time, and sadly we believe his mother had either perished in the fires or was killed intentionally. The resident took the baby home and named him Jelapat.
He was kept in a small cage on the side of a busy road, dressed in baby clothing and given leftover rice and side dishes to eat. Today, Jelapat’s survival skills seem to be developing at the same rate as his witty nature. He is one of the stars on the awarded documentary series “Orangutan Jungle School” on Stan.
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