Recent News

Our Big Boy Beni!

Where to start when talking about everybody’s darling, Beni? He is the megastar of the award-winning documentary series ‘Orangutan Jungle School’. He has fans all around the globe who follow the daily video posts on his... View Article

Free Dilla!

We have great news: Orangutan Jungle School star Dilla, together with her female friends Mawas and Jeliva, has been released on the Badak Kecil Orangutan Sanctuary Island! We are delighted to report the safe and successful... View Article

“In worst case, we jump!”

Our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team at Lesik Camp, in the Kehje Sewen Forest of East Kalimantan, has a plethora of stories to tell. Observing released orangutans is never dull. Since orangutans are extremely intelligent great apes... View Article

Papa, a beacon of hope

Not every orangutan resident of the BOS Foundation’s rehabilitation centres will have the opportunity to return to a natural forest where they can live wild and free. There are several individuals who, due to various reasons,... View Article

The gift of a second chance

It’s almost Christmas, and if you are still looking for a unique gift, sit back, relax – and browse through our shop. Check out our instant gifts, adopt an orangutan, or donate directly. Every gift you... View Article

It’s a new baby!

Drum Roll, Please! We are happy to announce the 5th natural birth among released orangutans in the Kehje Sewen Forest and the 21st wild-born baby across all release sites. Female orangutan Signe, released to the forest... View Article

Update from Borneo

It has been almost nine months since the BOS Foundation closed its rehabilitation centres to visitors, volunteers, and researchers to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Throughout this uncertain time, we have remained fully committed to... View Article

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