The BOS Foundation has once again rescued a juvenile orangutan in a collaborative effort. The rescue team picked up the young female in mid-September 2023.

When Basar saw the team for the first time, she showed that she was afraid. However, she happily consumed fruits during the long drive to the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre and grew slightly more comfortable.

Still confused and hesitant upon arrival, the team immediately brought the little female to the Baby House for a health check, which turned out to be quite challenging: Basar continued to resist, requiring multiple persons to control her. They had to briefly hold her limbs while the veterinary team swiftly examined her and took blood samples.

The health check revealed that Basar weighs around 12 kilograms and is estimated to be about 4 to 6 years old based on her teeth. She has no injuries or deformities, although she appeared thin. 

During the initial exam, Basar continued to resist, requiring multiple persons to briefly hold her limbs to do the necessary tests.

Basar’s health has been in flux
Sadly, over the last three months, Basar faced a health setback. Faecal examinations had confirmed that she was positive for Balantidium, a parasite impacting her digestion and producing diarrhoea. Our veterinarians administered treatment and antibiotics, but unfortunately, in November, Basar started to experience constipation. Therefore, the vet team treated her again with a change in diet and the provision of medicine.

Fortunately, Basar’s health is slowly but surely improving. We are confident that she will soon be able to join the other orangutans at Forest School, a crucial part of her rehabilitation journey, where she will learn essential survival skills. 

Rest assured that we will be with her every step of the way as she adjusts to her new life.

If you want to support our lifesaving work, please consider donating or virtually adopting one of our rescued orphans. 




How Can You Help

There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.

Adopt an Orangutan

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction results in hundreds of orphaned orangutans, who rely on our care every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia. By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom - from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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