Taymur

Two year old Taymur arrived at Nyaru Menteng in October, 2017 after a very long journey.

Taymur was illegally smuggled to Kuwait and kept as a pet.  After being discovered by local authorities, the Indonesian Embassy and the Kuwait Zoo launched an operation to return Taymur to his country.  After two months of planning and preparation, BOS Foundation sent one of their most experienced veterinarians to Kuwait to accompany Taymur back to Borneo.  The 30 hour journey was long but he finally returned home.

Taymur was placed in a quarantine period before joining the other young orphans in the Nursery Small Group to begin his life at Nyaru Menteng Sanctuary.  Taymur spent his first day learning to climb which he picked up very quickly. He has a long journey ahead, but slowly he is learning new skills each day and making friends.  Adopting Taymur gives him the best chance of rehabilitation and future release back to the jungle.

Taymur 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