WHO WILL BE NUMBER 500?

While we are preparing for the release of the 500th orangutan, please get to know the lucky ones that will enjoy their well-deserved freedom soon.

BEN
Ben was born in a clinic at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on May 20, 2010. Sadly, Ben’s rescued orangutan mother, Nanga, could not take care of him, so our team had to make the difficult decision to separate the two when Ben was still an infant.

Ben had to learn survival skills and how to be independent through the help of his human surrogate mothers in Forest School, where he also learned alongside his orangutan peers. Ben showed encouraging progress and made it to the final stage of rehabilitation on a pre-release island. He was moved to the Salat Islands on November 14, 2019.

Ben is now 12 years old and weighs 31.1 kg. After undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process and successfully passing all stages, independent Ben is more than ready to explore Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park as a true, wild orangutan.

LIMA
Lima was rescued through a joint operation conducted by the BKSDA and the BOS Foundation on April 24, 2010. He was about 12 months old at the time and weighed 4.5 kg. He had been kept as a pet by a resident of Sampit City, East Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan.

After a 3-month quarantine period, Lima attended Forest School with other orangutans his age. He successfully passed all levels and continued his learning journey on the Salat Islands on February 5, 2020.

Lima is now 13 years old and weighs 31.3 kg. After undergoing a 12-year rehabilitation process, Lima is now ready to make a new home in the forests of Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park.

GONZALES
Gonzales was rescued by a student who was conducting research in Tuanan village, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan, on February 27, 2012. At the time of his rescue, he weighed 6.5 kilograms and was estimated to be around two years old.

After passing the quarantine period, Gonzales entered Forest School and worked hard to learn all of the lessons offered by his human surrogate mothers. He was put to the final test on the Salat Islands on April 9, 2021, where he completed the final stage of rehabilitation.

Gonzales is now 12 years old and weighs 33 kg. After a 10-year rehabilitation journey, we believe Gonzales is finally ready to return to his true home, the forest.

If you want to help us unlock more cages, please donate to our Christmas Appeal today! We couldn’t give orangutans a second chance at freedom without your wonderful support! Thank you!

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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