Recent News

A loyal friend

Earlier this year, our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team from Camp Lesik, in the northern part of the Kehje Sewen Forest, found Lesan in a weakened state. She looked frail, had a runny nose, and was coughing.... View Article

How we keep our camps tiptop

If you have read stories about our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) teams, you will know that these groups of dedicated orangutan warriors are responsible for monitoring, observing, and collecting data on released orangutans. However, the role of... View Article

Strong alone

If you’ve ever watched recordings of gorillas, chimpanzees, long-tailed macaques, langurs, gibbons, or proboscis monkeys, you would have seen them gathered in groups, exploring their surroundings or foraging for food together. Orangutans follow a completely different... View Article

A mural with a purpose

Jaqueline Pascarl and her husband, Dr Ian Maratos, from Melbourne love murals and the images they reflect. And both are deeply concerned about the destruction of the rainforest in Borneo and the habitat of orangutans. Being... View Article

World Habitat Day 2020

The first Monday of every October is designated as World Habitat Day, which this year falls on 5 October. This is a day for us to reflect on the state of the cities and towns in which... View Article

Leaders of the pack

“Yooo! Buah, yooo!”, it resounds through our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Central Kalimantan every morning around 8 o’clock. It is the call of the surrogate mothers to signal the little students in their enclosures... View Article

Napri, the loner

Orangutans, much like their human relatives, each have their own unique personalities. At our Nyaru Menteng Forest School in Central Kalimantan, we have class clowns, social butterflies, and we have quiet orangutans, who prefer to spend... View Article

Hey, you stole my nest!

If you have watched Orangutan Jungle School on STAN, you are familiar with the funny, exciting and heartbreaking stories that happen to our little students while in class. Our dedicated babysitters can tell so many stories... View Article

The Island Bunch

We have great news from pre-release island #8 at our Samboja Lestari rehabilitation centre in East Kalimantan. Not long ago, vets and technicians decided to transfer six additional orangutans to the three hectares large sanctuary. With... View Article

Pongo Award for BOS Foundation

We are proud to announce that our mother organization, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, and their CEO Jamartin Sihite have received a ‘2020 Pongo Environmental Award’ from the Orangutan Republik Foundation. Every year, the awards recognize... View Article

Feast Like An Orangutan!

The Kehje Sewen Forest, our release site in East Kalimantan, is a secondary forest rich in natural resources, including many different foods for our released orangutans. Their typical diet includes a variety of fruits and leaves,... View Article

Best buddies make big progress

Orangutans and humans are eerily similar. They share 97 per cent of the same DNA, have unique fingerprints, rely on multi-colour and binocular vision, are pregnant for nine months, curious, playful – and form close social... View Article

An Update on Alba

Alba, the Albino Orangutan thrives in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. Central Kalimantan, 28 February 2020 Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation recently released three more rehabilitated Bornean orangutans. Immediately following their release, the three orangutans were... View Article

A look back at 2019

Please watch this short video for a brief outline of our achievements for 2019 in the rescue release and rehabilitation of Orangutans under our care in Borneo.  Thank you for your support.

6 more orangutans released back to the wild!

The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, in cooperation with the East Kalimantan BKSDA, has successfully released another six orangutans from the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and into the Kehje Sewen Forest. These orangutans were freed... View Article

Mother and Baby Rescued

The joint team from the Bontang Natural Resource Conservation Agency(BKSDA), East Kalimantan,and the staff from Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre at Samboja Lestari recently rescued a pair of mother-infant orangutan. A 20... View Article