Jelapat

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.

 

 

 

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 Adoptions Includes:

A Certificate of Adoption
Information on Your Baby
Half Yearly Updates
A Small Gift