An orangutan at peace, sitting and enjoying the heat in Camp Leakey, Borneo, Indonesia.
First picture and one of my favourites. Orangutan relaxing and enjoying life in the heat of Camp Leakey, kalimantan Borneo, Indonesia.
Bornean Orangutan, Indonesia.
by Frans Lanting
Release of 2 Orangutans back into wild. First ever release of rehabilitated Orangutans
Australian animal welfare organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia, has played an instrumental role in the world-first release of two endangered orangutans, rehabilitated by humans, into a protected Indonesian reserve. These two pioneer orangutans are the first to graduate from an innovative “Orangutan Forest School” where orphaned, rescued orangutans are lovingly reared by humans and systematically taught the life skills necessary to be self-sufficient in the wild.
BOS Australia worked closely with sister organisations and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry to lovingly rear the orphaned, rescued orangutans before releasing them into Borneo’s protected Kehje Sewen forest, where their progress will be closely monitored. The release was made possible thanks to the purchase of a 100,000 hectare piece of land, donated by Australian John Cochrane, which will eventually become home to another 200 orangutans, currently working their way through the various stages of “Forest School”.
To make a donation, adopt an orangutan or find out other ways to help, visit the BOS Australia website at www.orangutans.com.au.
adoptpets: This organization does such great work! I remember watching Orangutan Island on Animal Planet & the lady that started it has such a huge heart. I remember her saying she never planned doing this for her life, but after visiting the area and seeing what was happening to Orangutans, she thought someone had to do something to save them, and realized that that someone was her.
Do your part—save Orangutans by boycotting palm oil. Also, if you can give a donation to the foundation. On Christmas I ask my parents to donate money to various animal charities on my behalf instead of buying me Christmas presents. BOS will be one of the foundations that I will ask my parents to donate money to this year. Let’s face it, here in America, we have enough shit. Instead of asking for another pair of shoes, more clothes, or another gadget, consider this holiday season asking for donation to various charities instead.
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A young orangutan plays at the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sabah, MalaysiaPicture: Quintin Lake / Barcroft Media
Well, I found time to post this one photo. This is “Kasih” (pronounced kah-see-ha), which is an Indonesian word for love. She is the youngest of the three Bornean orangutans at the Phoenix Zoo.
It is impossible to resist the orphaned orangutans of Borneo in the movie Born to Be Wild. Dr. Birute Galdikas, world-renowned primatologist, works to protect the endangered orangutans that live in the forest canopy. According to the Orangutan Foundation International, “ viable orangutan populations are on the edge of extinction and could be gone within the next 10 years.” You can travel to Borneo and see Dr. Galdikas work on a once in a lifetime Orangutan Eco Tour (sounds amazing) or experience her work on film daily at 2pm at the Maritime Center.
Learn More: http://www.orangutan.org/
Movie Details: http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/
Photo thanks to: http://www.imaxmelbourne.com.au/
National Geographic August 1998