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Survey on bikes

When we release orangutans to the Bornean rainforest or a pre-release island, we need to make sure they find enough natural food. Therefore, we not only monitor them and make sure they are healthy and adapting... View Article

Stuck in the jungle

Have you ever wondered how our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) Team in East Kalimantan transports all their equipment through the Bornean rainforest? To say the least, it’s challenging. It’s a long journey to reach our two camps... View Article

Our first rescue of the year

In cooperation with the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), we recently carried out our first rescue mission of the year. An adult male orangutan needed our help. We had received some information about this... View Article

Did you know we observe birds?

Pre-release islands are the university for our rehabilitated orangutans. Before their release to the wild, every Forest School graduate has to prove and hone their learned skills on one of our human-made islands. As a forested... View Article

Another Baby!

The ultimate goal of all of BOS Foundation’s reintroduction efforts is to establish populations of orangutans who are self-sufficient, have babies and raise them to independence. Therefore, the best marker of success for us is when... View Article

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