CHALLENGING ORANGUTAN RESCUE

CHALLENGING ORANGUTAN RESCUE

Recently, a resident of Sei Gohong village reported that a wild orangutan had approached the outskirts of the village area. BOS swiftly took action to rescue the animal.

A male orangutan was sighted close to the village, with residents attempting to scare it away by shouting and preventing it from entering. As a result, the orangutan refrained from approaching and remained perched in a tree near the river bank.

An orangutan entering a residential area is not good for both the orangutan’s and residents’ well-being. As a result, the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation immediately dispatched a joint wildlife rescue team to the location to conduct a rescue. However, a large number of onlookers had gathered, making the rescue and evacuation of the orangutan more difficult.

As the medical team prepared to use the tranquiliser gun, the clever orangutan realised there was a weapon pointed at him and instinctively knew his safety was in danger. He quickly moved from one tree to the next, protecting himself and avoiding being caught. It took patience and waiting for the perfect moment, but our team was able to shoot a tranquiliser dart successfully into the orangutan’s back.

Oyo in his new home. His relocation will ensure that Oyo stays safe and cannot return to residential areas.

Once the orangutan had fallen asleep, the team immediately assessed him on-site, followed by further examinations at the BKSDA headquarters to confirm and record his health.

Once at our Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, the staff named him ‘Oyo’. After completing a final health check, the team translocated Oyo to the border of Palas Island in Tumbang Tahai Village. This relocation will ensure that Oyo cannot return to residential areas.

Stay safe and continue thriving, Oyo!

You can personally support our lifesaving work by giving to our Christmas Appeal today. We want to raise at least $50,000 to open the cages for ten more rehabilitated orangutans desperately waiting to return to their wild home.

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 means hundreds of orphan orangutans need to care for 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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The perfect gift for any occasion! Choose from our selection of instant gifts that directly support our orangutans. You can buy a wheelbarrow, provide food for an orangutan for two months or lots more. You will receive a certificate, personalised with the name of your choice - perfect gift for you or a friend.

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