BOS Videos

In 2012-3 we are celebrating the release of many orangutans into the wild.

Updates and videos can be found on the Central Kalimantan Release Blog,  the East Kalimantan Release Blog , on Facebook and our Youtube channel.

Story of Lou – April 2013

The story of the rescue of orangutan Lou and her progress at the BOS Foundation sanctuary. Video by Tony Gilding, features Louise Grossfeldt, BOS Australia Vice President and Baby Lou.


Lone Dröscher Nielsen – Presentation 2009

Lone speaks about the destruction of the orangutans’ habitat and the Nyaru Menteng rescue and rehabilitation centre at a Qi Global 2009 conference.


Enrichment Program – Nyaru Menteng


Siska – Orangutan Veterinarian


Nyaru Menteng – A glimmer of hope


Orangutans – Keep Holding On

Orangutan Fun at Nyaru Menteng


And more fun!



Nyaru Menteng – Ten Years On



WIllie Smits on

To watch Willie Smits telling the story of Samboja, click here

Green The Film 

To watch Green, the story of an orangutan victim of deforestation and resource exploitation, click here.


Burning Season – Documentary film

When a young Australian realised how deforestation was killing orangutans in Indonesia he hit on a big idea. Could he save the rainforest and make a fortune at the same time? Winner of the IF best doco in 2008. View here. (available to Australian viewers only)

Foreign Correspondent – Borneo Orangutans

This ABC documentary from 2006 provides an excellent insight into the plight of the orangutan. Eric Campbell visits Nyaru Menteng and gets to see Forest School in action. BOS’s Lone Dröscher Nielsen explains the rehabilitation process that these often traumatised babies will undertake to allow them to return to the wild.

The documentary explains the threat that palm oil poses including the loss of habitat, illegal logging and killing or capture of orangutans. (Please not that some of this footage is at times distressing)

To view this documentary, click here and choose from the menu.


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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