Jelapat was being kept in a village in Central Kalimantan when he was discovered by BOS Foundation.  

A resident had found him 6 months earlier, alone and weak, by a river bank.  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.

Jelapat 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. It must have been a terrifying experience for him.

Jelapat was determined to be about 1.5 years old.  Upon arrival at Nyaru Menteng, Jelapat was placed in quarantine – he was the fifth baby orangutan rescued by our team that month. Jelapat, like the other infants in our care, will have to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation process at Nyaru Menteng to learn the survival skills he would have gained naturally from his mother in the wild.

Jelapat is one of the stars on the new documentary series “Orangutan Jungle School” available 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