Orangutan News: Six Orangutans Released Into Natural Habitat In E.Kalimantan

Endangered -- Cita, a 14-year-old female orangutan, was released into the Kehje Sewen forest in East Kutai-Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, on Dec.13. (Courtesy of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF)/File)
Endangered — Cita, a 14-year-old female orangutan, was released into the Kehje Sewen forest in East Kutai-Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, on Dec.13. (Courtesy of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF)/File)

by N.Adri for the Jakarta Post

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) released on Tuesday six more orangutans into the Kehje Sewen forest in East Kutai-Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan.

“With the latest release, we have now returned 250 Kalimantan orangutans to their natural habitat since 2012,” BOSF chief executive officer Jamartin Sihite said on Monday.

He said that more and more parties were now concerned about the fate of orangutans. Popular model Davina Veronica, actress Dominique Diyose and Fade2Black, a rap group led by singer Bondan Prakoso, participated in the release of the six orangutans into the forest, which is around 500 kilometers southeast of Balikpapan.

“The release will be BOSF’s 25th,” said Sihite.

One of the six orangutans is Ingrid, a 12-year-old female that was born and raised at Samboja Lestari, a reintroduction center managed by the BOSF in Samboja, 50 km north of Balikpapan.

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

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