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KENT – RETURNS HOME

Kent came from Sangkulirang to Samboja Lestari on March 24, 1999, after being rescued from a farmer’s field when he was two months old and weighed five kilograms. The orphaned male was suffering from dehydration and severe diarrhea due to a worm infection. After several years in Forest School, Kent completed his rehabilitation process in 2004 and was placed in a halfway house in preparation for his release, which took place on March 22, 2014. He was 16 years old on release and weighed 45 kilograms.

Kent when he was released in 2014

On April 30, 2014, our PRM team found Kent with severe open wounds to his neck, chest, and left arm, which were thought to have been caused through conflict with another male in the forest. On a different occasion, our PRM team had witnessed Kent fighting with Bajuri, another male who was released on March 24, 2014, two days after Kent was released. However, the team had noted that no serious injuries had been inflicted by the altercation with Bajuri.

The wounds Kent sustained would have quickly become infected in the wild without medical attention. As per BOS Foundation field procedures, our on-duty vet and the PRM team decided to move Kent to an acclimatization enclosure, where he could get the intensive care he needed. It didn’t take long for Kent to make a recovery; he got his appetite back and was again moving actively, however, it was fruiting season in the Kehje Sewen Forest at the time and the area was teeming with bees. A few hives near the enclosure where Kent was being treated meant he suffered from some swarm attacks. Scratching at his bee stings reopened his recovering wounds and facilities in the camp were not sufficient to support the extra treatment he needed. For the first time, and after a long 28-month period of successive reintroductions by the BOS Foundation, the decision was made to evacuate Kent and return him to Samboja Lestari on May 23, 2014.

Kent when re was rescued

On May 27, 2014, Kent underwent surgery at Samboja Lestari to stitch his wounds. Thanks to intensive post-surgery care from our dedicated medical team, Kent made a full recovery.

Animal Welfare Coordinator, Dr. Siska and Vet Agnes in Kent’s enclosure

After two years of working on regaining his survival skills at Samboja Lestari, Kent is now ready to return to the Kehje Sewen Forest. He is now 18 years old and weighs 50 kilograms. Hopefully this time Kent will be strong enough to stand up to other males in the Kehje Sewen Forest. We’re all behind you, Kent!

KENT – RETURNS HOME

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Kent came from Sangkulirang to Samboja Lestari on March 24, 1999, after being rescued from a farmer’s field when he was two months old and weighed five kilograms. The orphaned male was suffering from dehydration and severe diarrhea due to a worm infection. After several years in Forest School, Kent completed his rehabilitation process in 2004 and was placed in a halfway house in preparation for his release, which took place on March 22, 2014. He was 16 years old on release and weighed 45 kilograms.

Kent saat dilepasliarkan
Kent when he was released in 2014

On April 30, 2014, our PRM team found Kent with severe open wounds to his neck, chest, and left arm, which were thought to have been caused through conflict with another male in the forest. On a different occasion, our PRM team had witnessed Kent fighting with Bajuri, another male who was released on March 24, 2014, two days after Kent was released. However, the team had noted that no serious injuries had been inflicted by the altercation with Bajuri.

The wounds Kent sustained would have quickly become infected  in the wild without medical attention. As per BOS Foundation field procedures, our on-duty vet and the PRM team decided to move Kent to an acclimatization enclosure, where he could get the intensive care he needed. It didn’t take long for Kent to make a recovery; he got his appetite back and was again moving actively, however, it was fruiting season in the Kehje Sewen Forest at the time and the area was teeming with bees. A few hives near the enclosure where Kent was being treated meant he suffered from some swarm attacks. Scratching at his bee stings reopened his recovering wounds and facilities in the camp were not sufficient to support the extra treatment he needed. For the first time, and after a long 28-month period of successive reintroductions by the BOS Foundation, the decision was made to evacuate Kent and return him to Samboja Lestari on May 23, 2014.

Kent saat dievakuasi
Kent when re was rescued

On May 27, 2014, Kent underwent surgery at Samboja Lestari to stitch his wounds. Thanks to intensive post-surgery care from our dedicated medical team, Kent made a full recovery.

Animal Welfare Coordinator, Dr. Siska and Vet Agnes in Kent's enclosure
Animal Welfare Coordinator, Dr. Siska and Vet Agnes in Kent’s enclosure

After two years of working on regaining his survival skills at Samboja Lestari, Kent is now ready to return to the Kehje Sewen Forest. He is now 18 years old and weighs 50 kilograms. Hopefully this time Kent will be strong enough to stand up to other males in the Kehje Sewen Forest. We’re all behind you, Kent![:ID]Kent

Kent tiba dari Sangkulirang ke Samboja Lestari pada tanggal 24 Maret 1999, setelah diselamatkan dari kebun warga ia masih berusia 2 bulan dengan berat badan 5 kg. Bayi jantan tanpa induk ini mengalami dehidrasi dan diare parah akibat cacingan. Setelah beberapa tahun di Sekolah Hutan Samboja Lestari, Kent menyelesaikan proses rehabilitasinya tahun 2004 dan ditempatkan di halfway house untuk persiapan pelepasliaran, yang akhirnya dilaksanakan 22 Maret 2014. Saat itu usianya 16 tahun dengan berat badan 45 kilogram.

Kent saat dilepasliarkan pada tahun 2014
Kent saat dilepasliarkan pada tahun 2014

Pada 30 April 2014, tim Post Release Monitoring (PRM) menemukan Kent mengalami luka terbuka di bagian tengkuk, dada, dan lengan kirinya, yang diyakini diakibatkan oleh konflik dengan orangutan jantan lain. Tim juga pernah menyaksikan perkelahian Kent dengan salah satu orangutan jantan, Bajuri, yang telah dilepasliarkan dua hari setelah Kent, pada 24 Maret 2014. Namun tim melihat tidak ada cedera serius akibat perkelahian ini.

Luka-luka yang diderita Kent akan mudah terinfeksi tanpa perawatan medis. Sesuai dengan prosedur BOS Foundation, dokter hewan yang bertugas dan tim PRM memutuskan untuk mengevakuasi Kent ke kandang aklimatisasi dan memberikan perawatan intensif. Tidak butuh waktu lama bagi Kent untuk memulihkan diri; nafsu makannya segera kembali dan ia bergerak dengan aktif, namun, saat itu Kehje Sewen sedang musim buah dan wilayah itu dipenuhi lebah. Beberapa sarang lebah ditemukan di sekitar kandang Kent dan ini membuatnya diserang lebah. Kent tidak dapat menahan diri untuk terus menggaruk tubuhnya sehingga lukanya kembali terbuka dan fasilitas di kamp tidak memadai untuk mendukung perawatan intensif yang diperlukan. Untuk pertama kalinya setelah 28 bulan proses reintroduksi yang berjalan sukses oleh BOS Foundation, kami memutuskan untuk mengevakuasi Kent dan mengembalikannya ke Samboja Lestari pada 23 Mei 2014.

Kent saat dievakuasi di Hutan Kehje Sewen
Kent saat dievakuasi di Hutan Kehje Sewen

Pada 27 Mei 2014, Kent menjalani operasi di Samboja Lestari untuk menjahit luka-lukanya. Berkat perawatan intensif pasca operasi yang diberikan oleh tim medis yang berdedikasi, Kent pun pulih sepenuhnya.

Animal Welfare Coordinator, Dr. Siska and Vet Agnes in Kent's enclosure
Koordinator Animal Welfare, Dr. Siska dan drh. Agnes saat merawat Kent

Setelah 2 tahun di Samboja Lestari bekerja keras mengembalikan kemampuan bertahan hidup di alam, Kent siap untuk kembali ke Hutan Kehje Sewen. Kini usianya 18 tahun dengan berat badan 50 kg. Semoga kali ini Kent cukup mampu bersaing melawan orangutan jantan lain Hutan Kehje Sewen. Kami semua mendukungmu. Kent!

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SAMBOJA LESTARI 9th ORANGUTAN RELEASE CANDIDATE PROFILES

On its 25th anniversary this year, the BOS Foundation with East Kalimantan BKSDA will once again release 4 rehabilitated orangutans from Samboja Lestari to Kehje Sewen Forest. This is their profiles

1. Rafli

Rafli was rescued in Sebulu – an area in East Kalimantan that was severely damaged by forest fires in 1997/98 – and was brought to Wanariset-Samboja (now called Samboja Lestari) on February 14, 2005, when he was 13 years old.

At the time of his rescue, Rafli exhibited wild behaviour that indicated he hadn’t previously been in captivity. After spending a period of time in the socialization complex togehter with Elisan and Juri, Rafli was relocated to a pre-release island in early 2015. Rafli quickly adapted on the island and has since been spending his days there relearning survival skills through exploring, climbing trees, building nests and actively foraging.

Rafli is now 24 years old and weighs 75 kilograms. After spending 11 years in our rehabilitation center, this dark-faced, flanged male will soon taste freedom in the wilds of the Kehje Sewen Forest.

2. Saprol

Saprol was rescued together with his mother Inul, in the Sebulu area of Kutai Kartanegara Regency on May 11, 2006. Tragically, Inul came to Samboja Lestari with fatal injuries and a distraught Saprol clinging desperately to her. Sadly, Inul’s injuries were severe and she could not be saved. Left orphaned, Saprol was raised by our dedicated carers at Samboja Lestari.

Together with Jamur, Jlo, Sarmi, Nila and others, Saprol was relocated to Pulau 1-2, a manmade pre-release island at Samboja Lestari. He was moved with two mother-infant pairs, with one of the mothers, Sarmi, who is now living in Kehje Sewen Forest, took care of Saprol who became a brother to Sani, her daughter.

Saprol is now 11 years old and weighed 38 kilograms. This dark haired male with a thick reddish beard will soon live an independent life in the Kehje Sewen Forest, where perhaps he may meet up with surrogate mother Sarmi.

3. Jamur

Jamur was rescued in a joint team effort between the East Kalimantan BKSDA and the BOS Foundation in the Bengalon Sub-regency, East Kutai, East Kalimantan on November 1, 1998. She was 4 years old when she arrived at Samboja Lestari.

Stocky Jamur with her thick hair and round eyes, gave birth to her first daughter, J-lo on March 5, 2006.

Although she grew up in a rehabilitation center without the guidance of her own mother, Jamur turned out to be a good mother to J-Lo, who is now 10 years old.

Jamur is now 22 years old and will soon be released to natural habitat in the Kehje Sewen Forest alongside her daughter J-lo, who has been living on her own for a number of years.

4. J-Lo

J-Lo was born in Wanariset (now called Samboja Lestari) on March 5, 2006. She was raised by her mother, Jamur, from birth and learned from her all the knowledge and skills necessary for survival in the wild.

J-Lo has already mastered building nests, identifying natural predators and foraging for forest foods. She dislikes human presence and kiss-squeaks when she sees or senses people approaching.

Now 10 years old, the beautiful J-Lo is ready to go with her mother, Jamur, and her best friend, Saprol, to live an independent life in Kehje Sewen Forest.

SAMBOJA LESTARI 9th ORANGUTAN RELEASE CANDIDATE PROFILES

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On its 25th anniversary this year, the BOS Foundation with East Kalimantan BKSDA will once again release 4 rehabilitated orangutans from Samboja Lestari to Kehje Sewen Forest. This is their profiles

1. Rafli

Rafli

Rafli was rescued in Sebulu – an area in East Kalimantan that was severely damaged by forest fires in 1997/98 – and was brought to Wanariset-Samboja (now called Samboja Lestari) on February 14, 2005, when he was 13 years old.

At the time of his rescue, Rafli exhibited wild behaviour that indicated he hadn’t previously been in captivity. After spending a period of time in the socialization complex togehter with Elisan and Juri, Rafli was relocated to a pre-release island in early 2015. Rafli quickly adapted on the island and has since been spending his days there relearning survival skills through exploring, climbing trees, building nests and actively foraging.

Rafli is now 24 years old and weighs 75 kilograms. After spending 11 years in our rehabilitation center, this dark-faced, flanged male will soon taste freedom in the wilds of the Kehje Sewen Forest.

2. Saprol

Saprol
Saprol was rescued together with his mother Inul, in the Sebulu area of Kutai Kartanegara Regency on May 11, 2006. Tragically, Inul came to Samboja Lestari with fatal injuries and a distraught Saprol clinging desperately to her. Sadly, Inul’s injuries were severe and she could not be saved. Left orphaned, Saprol was raised by our dedicated carers at Samboja Lestari.

Together with Jamur, Jlo, Sarmi, Nila and others, Saprol was relocated to Pulau 1-2, a manmade pre-release island at Samboja Lestari. He was moved with two mother-infant pairs, with one of the mothers, Sarmi, who is now living in Kehje Sewen Forest, took care of Saprol who became a brother to Sani, her daughter.

Saprol is now 11 years old and weighed 38 kilograms. This dark haired male with a thick reddish beard will soon live an independent life in the Kehje Sewen Forest, where perhaps he may meet up with surrogate mother Sarmi.

3. Jamur

Jamur

Jamur was rescued in a joint team effort between the East Kalimantan BKSDA and the BOS Foundation in the Bengalon Sub-regency, East Kutai, East Kalimantan on November 1, 1998. She was 4 years old when she arrived at Samboja Lestari.

Stocky Jamur with her thick hair and round eyes, gave birth to her first daughter, J-lo on March 5, 2006.

Although she grew up in a rehabilitation center without the guidance of her own mother, Jamur turned out to be a good mother to J-Lo, who is now 10 years old.

Jamur is now 22 years old and will soon be released to natural habitat in the Kehje Sewen Forest alongside her daughter J-lo, who has been living on her own for a number of years.

4. J-Lo

J-Lo

J-Lo was born in Wanariset (now called Samboja Lestari) on March 5, 2006. She was raised by her mother, Jamur, from birth and learned from her all the knowledge and skills necessary for survival in the wild.

J-Lo has already mastered building nests, identifying natural predators and foraging for forest foods. She dislikes human presence and kiss-squeaks when she sees or senses people approaching.

Now 10 years old, the beautiful J-Lo is ready to go with her mother, Jamur, and her best friend, Saprol, to live an independent life in Kehje Sewen Forest.[:ID]

Di usianya yang ke-25 di tahun 2016, BOS Foundation bersama BKSDA Kalimantan Timur akan kembali melepasliarakan 4 orangutan rehabilitasi dari Samboja Lestari ke Hutan Kehje Sewen. Inilah keempat profil mereka

1. Rafli

Rafli

Rafli diselamatkan di daerah Sebulu, satu kawasan di Kalimantan Timur yang musnah akibat kebakaran hutan di tahun 1997/1998. Dia dibawa ke Wanariset-Samboja (kini Samboja Lestari) pada 14 Februari 2005 saat usianya 13 tahun.

Saat diselamatkan, Rafli menunjukkan tingkah laku liar, memperlihatkan bahwa dia tidak pernah dipelihara. Setelah beberapa lama ditempatkan dalam kandang sosialisasi bersama Elisa dan Juri, Rafli dipindahkan ke pulau di awal tahun 2015. Dia menyesuaikan diri dengan cepat dan di sana mengembangkan kembali kemampuan bertahan hidup melalui memanjat pohon, membuat sarang, dan mencari makanan hutan secara aktif.

Kini usia Rafli 24 tahun dengan berat badan 75 kg. Setelah 11 tahun di pusat rehabilitasi, tak lama lagi orangutan jantan yang memiliki cheek-pads yang menghiasi wajah gelapnya ini akan menikmati kebebasannya menjelajah Hutan Kehje Sewen.

2. Saprol

Saprol

Saprol diselamatkan bersama induknya, Inul, di Daerah Sebulu, Kabupaten Kutai Kartanegara tanggal 11 Mei 2006. Inul tiba di Samboja Lestari dengan cedera sangat parah dan Saprol kecil yang tampak sangat tertekan memeluknya erat-erat. Sangat disayangkan, cedera Inul membuatnya tak tertolong. Si kecil Saprol lantas dibesarkan oleh para pengasuh kami yang berdedikasi di Samboja Lestari.

Bersama Jamur, Jlo, Sarmi, Nila, dan lain-lain, Saprol dipindahkan ke Pulau 1-2, sebuah pulau pra-pelepasliaran di Samboja Lestari. Ketika itu Saprol dipindahkan bersama dua pasang ibu-anak, yang salah satunya adalah Sarmi, yang saat ini sudah menikmati kebebasannya di Hutan Kehje Sewen. Sarmi mengangkat dan merawat Saprol bagai anaknya sendiri dan menjadi saudara bagi putrinya, Sani.

Kini Saprol berusia 11 tahun dengan berat badan 38 kg. Orangutan jantan dengan rambut tipis berwarna coklat kehitaman dan janggut tebal coklat kemerahan ini tak lama lagi akan membuktikan kemandiriannya di hutan yang sesungguhnya, Hutan Kehje Sewen. Semoga di sana Saprol bisa bertemu dengan Sarmi, Ibu asuhnya dulu.

3. Jamur

Jamur

Jamur diselamatkan bersama oleh Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) Kalimantan Timur dan BOS Foundation di Kecamatan Bengalon, Kutai Timur, Kalimantan Timur pada 1 November 1998. Ia baru berusia 4 tahun saat pertama kali tiba di Samboja Lestari.

Jamur yang berperawakan gempal dengan rambut tebal coklat kemerahan dan mata bulat ini melahirkan putri pertamanya, J-lo pada 5 Maret 2006.

Meskipun tumbuh dewasa di pusat rehabilitasi tanpa bimbingan induk, Jamur ternyata induk yang baik untuk J-Lo, yang kini berusia 10 tahun.

Jamur kini berusia 22 tahun dan akan segera dilepasliarkan di habitat alami mereka di hutan Kehje Sewen bersama putrinya, J-lo, yang telah lama hidup sendiri tanpa induknya selama beberapa tahun belakangan.

4. J-Lo

J-Lo

J-lo lahir di Wanariset (kini Samboja Lestari) pada 5 Maret 2006. Sejak kecil J-lo diasuh penuh kasih sayang oleh induknya, Jamur dan mendapatkan pengajaran langsung tentang cara bertahan hidup di alam liar.

J-Lo telah menguasai kemampuan membuat sarang, mengenal musuh alami, dan mencari pakan alami dengan sangat baik. Ia tidak menyukai kehadiran manusia dan akan melakukan kiss-squeak jika merasa terusik.

Kini di usia 10 tahun, J-lo yang berparas cantik siap pulang ke hutan bersama Ibunya, Jamur, dan sahabatnya Saprol untuk menjadi orangutan muda yang mandiri di Hutan Kehje Sewen.[:]

BOS Foundation Releases Eight More Orangutans in BBBR National Park

The BOS Foundation is celebrating yet another successful release of rehabilitated orangutans from Nyaru Menteng to the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya (BBBR) National Park in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. This release coincided with World Habitat Day, which occurs annually on the first Monday of October.

For this release, eight orangutans – five females and three males – travelled to the forest in two separate groups. Pluto, Anggi, Gurita and Usro departed from Nyaru Menteng on October 5 and were released on 6 October; while Sincan, Ibut, Ijum and Kumba set off on October 7, and were released on 8 October.

A special moment for Sri Rahayu, our Babysitter Coordinator from Nyaru Menteng, as she opens Gurita’s travel cage and sets her free in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, on October 6

Our Nyaru Menteng team commenced preparations late afternoon in our Quarantine facility, where the orangutans were sedated by our medical team.

Dr. Hafidz tranquilizes Anggi

The 10-hour journey by car from Nyaru Menteng to the BBBR National Park began after dark when the temperature was cooler for the orangutans and the traffic minimal. Our destination was Tumbang Tundu village in Katingan Regency, which is the last village reachable by car on the outskirts of the national park. Along the way, the team took short breaks every two hours so the medical team could check the orangutans and ensure they were adequately nourished and hydrated.

Orangutans are checked by Vet Fiet Hayu Patispathika

From Tumbang Tundu, the team continued the journey with a 4-hour river trip commencing after sunrise.

Transport cages are loaded onto small, motorized boats known as ‘ces’

Once the team arrived at the predetermined locations in the BBBR National Park, the orangutans were released back to natural habitat.

This is the second release that we have conducted in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (Read more about our first release to the BBBR National Park here: First Orangutan Release to the BBBR National Park). Including these eight, the BOS Foundation has successfully released 230 orangutans since 2012. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we aim to have released a total 250 orangutans by the end of this year.

Thank you to everyone who supported this release and continues to support orangutan conservation!

Text by: BOS Foundation Communication HQ Team

The year 2016 marks the BOS Foundation’s 25th anniversary! Celebrate 25 years of ever-challenging, dedicated work in the field of orangutan conservation by showing your support and help save orangutans! DONATE NOW

BOS Foundation Releases Eight More Orangutans in BBBR National Park

[:en]The BOS Foundation is celebrating yet another successful release of rehabilitated orangutans from Nyaru Menteng to the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya (BBBR) National Park in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. This release coincided with World Habitat Day, which occurs annually on the first Monday of October.

For this release, eight orangutans – five females and three males – travelled to the forest in two separate groups. Pluto, Anggi, Gurita and Usro departed from Nyaru Menteng on October 5 and were released on 6 October; while Sincan, Ibut, Ijum and Kumba set off on October 7, and were released on 8 October.

Foto 1. Sri Rahayu
A special moment for Sri Rahayu, our Babysitter Coordinator from Nyaru Menteng, as she opens Gurita’s travel cage and sets her free in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, on October 6

Our Nyaru Menteng team commenced preparations late afternoon in our Quarantine facility, where the orangutans were sedated by our medical team.

drh. Hafiz
Dr. Hafidz tranquilizes Anggi

The 10-hour journey by car from Nyaru Menteng to the BBBR National Park began after dark when the temperature was cooler for the orangutans and the traffic minimal. Our destination was Tumbang Tundu village in Katingan Regency, which is the last village reachable by car on the outskirts of the national park. Along the way, the team took short breaks every two hours so the medical team could check the orangutans and ensure they were adequately nourished and hydrated.

Foto 3. drh Fiet
Orangutans are checked by Vet Fiet Hayu Patispathika

From Tumbang Tundu, the team continued the journey with a 4-hour river trip commencing after sunrise.

Foto 4. Ces
Transport cages are loaded onto small, motorized boats known as ‘ces’

Foto 5 ces a

Once the team arrived at the predetermined locations in the BBBR National Park, the orangutans were released back to natural habitat.

Foto 4 Menuju titik rilis

Foto 5. Kolase.jpg

This is the second release that we have conducted in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (Read more about our first release to the BBBR National Park here: First Orangutan Release to the BBBR National Park). Including these eight, the BOS Foundation has successfully released 230 orangutans since 2012. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we aim to have released a total 250 orangutans by the end of this year.

Thank you to everyone who supported this release and continues to support orangutan conservation!

Text by: BOS Foundation Communication HQ Team

The year 2016 marks the BOS Foundation’s 25th anniversary! Celebrate 25 years of ever-challenging, dedicated work in the field of orangutan conservation by showing your support and help save orangutans! DONATE NOW

[:ID]BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng kembali berhasil melepasliarkan delapan orangutan ke habitat alaminya di Taman Nasional Bukit Baka Bukit Raya (TNBBBR), Kabupaten Katingan, Kalimantan Tengah. Pelepasliaran ini sebagai wujud perayaan Hari Habitat Sedunia, yang terjadi setiap tahun pada hari Senin pertama di bulan Oktober.

Dalam pelepasliaran kali ini, kedelapan orangutan, lima betina dan tiga jantan, diberangkatkan ke hutan dalam dua kesempatan terpisah. Pluto, Anggi, Gurita, dan Usro berangkat dari Nyaru Menteng pada 5 Oktober dan dirilis 6 Oktober, sementara Sincan, Ibut, Ijum, dan Kumba berangkat 7 Oktober dan dilepasliarkan tanggal 8 Oktober.

Foto 1. Sri Rahayu
Momen spesial bagi Sri Rahayu, Koordinator Babysitter kami di Nyaru Menteng, saat ia melepasliarkan Gurita di Taman Nasional Bukit Baka Bukit Raya, pada 6 Oktober

Tim kami di Nyaru Menteng memulai persiapan menjelang sore hari di kompleks karantina, tempat para orangutan kandidat rilis dibius oleh tim medis kami.

drh. Hafiz
Drh. Hafidz membius Anggi

Sepuluh jam perjalanan dengan mobil dari Nyaru Menteng ke TNBBBR dimulai setelah matahari terbenam ketika suhu terasa lebih dingin untuk orangutan dan lalu lintas jalanan mulai berkurang. Tujuan kami adalah Desa Tumbang Tundu di Kabupaten Katingan, desa terakhir yang dapat dicapai mobil di tepian taman nasional. Selama perjalanan, tim beristirahat sebentar setiap dua jam sekali, memberikan kesempatan bagi tim medis untuk memeriksa orangutan dan memastikan mereka tidak kelaparan dan dehidrasi.

Pemeriksaan oleh
Pemeriksaan oleh drh. Fiet Hayu Patispathika

Dari Tumbang Tundu, tim melanjutkan perjalanan setelah matahari terbit melalui sungai selama 4 jam.

Foto 4. Ces
Kandang transportasi dimuat ke sebuah perahu kecil yang disebut ‘ces’

Foto 5 ces a

Begitu tim mencapai lokasi titik pelepasliaran di TNBBBR, para orangutan pun segera dilepasliarkan ke habitat alaminya.

Foto 4 Menuju titik rilis

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Kegiatan pelepasliaran orangutan ke TNBBBR ini merupakan kali kedua bagi BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng (Baca cerita pelepasliaran orangutan di TNBBBR pertama kali di sini: Pelepasliaran 10 Orangutan ke TNBBBR Pertama Kali). Dengan dilepasliarkannya delapan orangutan kali ini, BOS Foundation telah melepasliarkan 230 orangutan sejak tahun 2012. Dalam merayakan ulang tahun ke-25, kami mencanangkan target melepasliarkan total 250 orangutan kembali ke habitat alami mereka sampai akhir tahun ini.

Terima kasih kepada semua pihak yang telah mendukung pelepasliaran ini dan terus mendukung upaya konservasi orangutan!

Teks oleh: Tim komunikasi BOS Foundation di Headquarter

Tahun 2016 BOS Foundation merayakan ulang tahun ke-25! Mari bersama kami merayakan 25 tahun upaya konservasi orangutan dan habitatnya yang penuh tantangan, tim kerja yang berdedikasi tinggi, dengan menunjukkan dukungan Anda dan membantu menyelamatkan orangutan! DONASI SEKARANG

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Released Orangutans Reunite in the Kehje Sewen Forest

A few weeks ago, our PRM team from Nles Mamse Camp carried out nest-to-nest observations on Bungan (Read the full story here: Bungan Savours Pot of Honey After Swarm Attack. The team caught up with her again a few days later foraging on a hill near Nles Mamse Camp, where forest fruits are plentiful this time of year. Bungan was seen savouring rattan and Lithocarpus sp. fruits and drinking water from the hollow of a tree trunk

As she foraged alone in the forest, Bungan came across Teresa and Leonie; two females we released last year. The three kept each other company as they ate, with Bungan climbing up to take a rest after a while and leaving Teresa and Leonie to continue foraging.

Once she had finished eating Teresa approached Bungan and rested with her while Leonie continued her journey, moving from one tree to another.

Bungan and Teresa spent some time together resting, playfully wrestling and foraging. As rain started to fall, the two took shelter together in the same nest and when it stopped, they went back to foraging.

The team have also been monitoring other released orangutans in several different locations: Angely was seen eating Artocarpus sp. on a hill near her release point, while Raymond was located roaming near the location in which he was released in May. The team saw Hope eating just a few hundred meters from where both Raymond and Angely were, and Long and Arief were spotted along phenology transects 1 and 2, in the south of the Kehje Sewen Forest. All appeared to be in good health and were spending a great deal of time up in the trees.

We are thrilled to see these orangutans – who all went through a lengthy rehabilitation process at Samboja Lestari – adapting well to their new surroundings.

Text by: PRM team in Nles Mamse Camp, Kehje Sewen Forest

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Released Orangutans Reunite in the Kehje Sewen Forest

[:en]A few weeks ago, our PRM team from Nles Mamse Camp carried out nest-to-nest observations on Bungan (Read the full story here: Bungan Savours Pot of Honey After Swarm Attack). The team caught up with her again a few days later foraging on a hill near Nles Mamse Camp, where forest fruits are plentiful this time of year. Bungan was seen savouring rattan and Lithocarpus sp. fruits and drinking water from the hollow of a tree trunk.

Bungan eats rattan on the forest floor
Bungan eats rattan on the forest floor

As she foraged alone in the forest, Bungan came across Teresa and Leonie; two females we released last year. The three kept each other company as they ate, with Bungan climbing up to take a rest after a while and leaving Teresa and Leonie to continue foraging.

Teresa
Teresa
Leonie
Leonie

Once she had finished eating Teresa approached Bungan and rested with her while Leonie continued her journey, moving from one tree to another.

Bungan dan Teresa
Bungan and Teresa

Bungan and Teresa spent some time together resting, playfully wrestling and foraging. As rain started to fall, the two took shelter together in the same nest and when it stopped, they went back to foraging.

The team have also been monitoring other released orangutans in several different locations: Angely was seen eating Artocarpus sp. on a hill near her release point, while Raymond was located roaming near the location in which he was released in May. The team saw Hope eating just a few hundred meters from where both Raymond and Angely were, and Long and Arief were spotted along phenology transects 1 and 2, in the south of the Kehje Sewen Forest. All appeared to be in good health and were spending a great deal of time up in the trees.

We are thrilled to see these orangutans – who all went through a lengthy rehabilitation process at Samboja Lestari – adapting well to their new surroundings.

Text by: PRM team in Nles Mamse Camp, Kehje Sewen Forest

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[:ID]Beberapa minggu lalu, Tim PRM kami di kamp Nles Mamse melakukan pemantauan nest-to-nest terhadap Bungan (Baca cerita selengkapnya di sini: Bungan Menikmati Madu Setelah Diserang Lebah). Tim kami kembali bertemu dengannya beberapa hari kemudian, dia sedang mencari makan di sebuah bukit dekat kamp Nles Mamse, tempat kita menemukan buah hutan tersedia berlimpah sepanjang tahun ini. Bungan terlihat menikmati buah rotan dan Lithocarpus sp. dan minum air dari batang pohon.

Bungan makan buah rotan yang banyak tersedia di lantai hutan
Bungan makan buah rotan yang banyak tersedia di lantai hutan

Saat ia sedang mencari makan sendirian di hutan, Bungan berpapasan dengan Teresa dan Leonie, dua orangutan betina yang kami lepasliarkan tahun lalu. Ketiganya lalu asyik makan bersama, dengan Bungan naik ke atas pohon tidak lama kemudian untuk beristirahat, meninggalkan Teresa dan Leonie yang sedang makan.

Teresa
Teresa
Leonie
Leonie

Setelah selesai makan, Teresa mendekati Bungan dan beristirahat bersamanya, sementara Leonie melanjutkan penjelajahannya, berpindah dari satu pohon ke pohon yang lain.

Bungan dan Teresa
Bungan dan Teresa

Bungan dan Teresa menghabiskan waktu bersama untuk beristirahat, bermain gulat, dan menjelajah mencari makan. Ketika hujan mulai turun, keduanya berteduh di atas sarang yang sama dan begitu hujan berhenti, mereka melanjutkan penjelajahannya mencari makan.

Beberapa orangutan lain juga termonitor di beberapa lokasi yang berbeda. Angely terpantau tengah menyantap buah Artocarpus sp., di daerah perbukitan dekat titik pelepasliaran, sementara orangutan jantan yang gemar pucuk pakis, Raymond, terlihat berada di sekitar lokasi pelepasliarannya bulan Mei lalu. Tim melihat Hope sedang asyik makan di perbukitan yang berjarak hanya beberapa ratus meter dari lokasi Raymond dan Angely berada, sementara Long bersama Arief terlihat beraktivitas di transek fenologi 1 dan 2 Hutan Kehje Sewen bagian Selatan. Mereka semua dalam kondisi kesehatan yang sangat baik dan cukup aktif beraktivitas di atas pohon!

Kami sangat senang melihat semua orangutan, yang telah melalui proses rehabilitasi di Samboja Lestari dapat beradaptasi dengan baik di lingkungan baru mereka.

Teks oleh: Tim PRM di Camp Nles Mamse, Hutan Kehje Sewen

Tahun 2016 BOS Foundation merayakan ulang tahun ke-25! Mari bersama kami merayakan 25 tahun upaya konservasi orangutan dan habitatnya yang penuh tantangan, tim kerja yang berdedikasi tinggi, dengan menunjukkan dukungan Anda dan membantu menyelamatkan orangutan! DONASI SEKARANG

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New Baby House in Nyaru Menteng

[:en]Thanks to all of you, we have finally reached our ultimate fundraising goal for our new Baby House at Nyaru Menteng! Stay tuned for more news soon on our progress and plans for this much needed facility.

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The year 2016 marks the BOS Foundation’s 25th anniversary! Celebrate 25 years of ever-challenging, dedicated work in the field of orangutan conservation by showing your support and help save orangutans! DONATE NOW

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Terima kasih kepada para donatur! Penggalangan dana kami untuk rumah baru bagi para bayi orangutan di Nyaru Menteng akhirnya terkumpul! Pantau terus lini masa kami untuk tahu lebih banyak tentang kemajuan dan rencana untuk fasilitas yang sangat dibutuhkan ini.

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Tahun 2016 BOS Foundation merayakan ulang tahun ke-25! Mari bersama kami merayakan 25 tahun upaya konservasi orangutan dan habitatnya yang penuh tantangan, tim kerja yang berdedikasi tinggi, dengan menunjukkan dukungan Anda dan membantu menyelamatkan orangutan! DONASI SEKARANG

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New Baby House in Nyaru Menteng

Thanks to all of you, we have finally reached our ultimate fundraising goal for our new Baby House at Nyaru Menteng! Stay tuned for more news soon on our progress and plans for this much needed facility.

The year 2016 marks the BOS Foundation’s 25th anniversary! Celebrate 25 years of ever-challenging, dedicated work in the field of orangutan conservation by showing your support and help save orangutans! DONATE NOW