Orangutan News: Four Orangutans Released Into Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) workers move Romeo, a 30 year-old East Kalimantan orangutan, to a cage on an artificial island in Samboja Lestari, Kutai Kartanegara, to prepare for his release into his natural habitat. photo: (JP/N. Adri)

from The Jakarta Post

The US Embassy, the Indonesian government and the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation on Thursday announced the successful release of two male and two female rescued orangutans into the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park in the center of Kalimantan.

The release of the four orangutans raised the total number of the rescued critically endangered animals in the national park to 75 since the first release in August 2016.

Central Kalimantan Conservation and Natural Resources Center (BKSDA) head Adib Gunawan said: “We should continue to release orangutans back into their natural habitat because there are still hundreds of orangutans currently residing in rehabilitation centers.”

The head of the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park Center for Central and West Kalimantan Heru Raharjo said his institution would make sure all of the orangutans were able to reintegrate into their habitat and increase their population.

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of The Jakarta Post and can be read in its entirety here.

posted by: Raffaella Commitante

 

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