Valentino arrived at the Nyaru Menteng Sanctuary on Valentines Day of 2015, hence his cute name. He was rescued by a rubber tree farmer by the bank of a river in very poor condition. Valentino was covered in wounds and very malnourished, weighing just 2.2kgs.
At the sanctuary he was placed in Nursery School and cared for by babysitters who taught him basic skills of nest building and climbing.
Now Valentino is a confident little 3 year old and has graduated to Forest School. He has made some friends of his own who are teaching him to forage for food and to try new things. He loves looking for termites and munching on rose-apples.
Valentino is also learning to detect danger and has developed the skill of using a long stick to swat away snakes if they come too close. Despite his bravery, Valentino is a little scared to walk back to his enclosure alone and prefers to travel back with his school friends close by.
Valentino loves playing in puddles, especially during the rainy season. Valentino will continue to develop new skills as he graduates through Forest School.
How my Adoption Can Help
Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres
Critical Vet Care
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.