Onyer arrived at our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on 15 February 2021 after being confiscated from a local resident. The villager claimed he had found the 10-month-old alone, without a mother, at a gold mine site on his way home from work on 19 January 2021.
On his first day at Nyaru Menteng, Onyer was very nervous due to the new environment with many unfamiliar faces. He was unsettled at night and cried whenever a surrogate mother stood up, most likely out of distress that he might be left alone again.
Thankfully, Onyer’s mental state improved quickly. He likes drinking milk, eating fruit, playing on the swing and climbing the enrichment infrastructure. And he is a cute little poser. Onyer enjoys looking in the camera lens – we have many pictures of him admiring his own reflection!
We can’t wait for Onyer to grow into a strong and independent orangutan, and we are sure that with your loving support, he can one day return to his true home in the rainforest.
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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.
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