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

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 …

Orangutan News: Orangutan Found Tortured Prompts Indonesia Probe

by Mongabay.com JAKARTA — Conservation authorities in Indonesia are investigating the death of an orangutan whose headless and apparently tortured body was found earlier this week in a river in central Borneo. A villager in South Barito district, in the province of Central Kalimantan, discovered the bloated body of the male Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) on Monday, according to Adib …

Orangutan News: Orangutans, Like People, Use Medicinal Plants To Treat Joint And Muscle Inflammation

from PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered that the same plant used by indigenous people on Borneo is also used by wild orangutans to treat joint and muscle inflammation. Borneo Nature Foundation scientists have been observing wild Bornean orangutans in the Sabangau Forest (Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo) since 2003 and have collected over 20,000 hours of observational data. During this time the …

Orangutan News: Dedicated SOCP Rescuers Help Save Orangutan With Surgery Team at OIC

Some great news to start the new year!  The teams at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) and the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) have once again combined their energies to save yet another orangutan – this one through a rescue effort and emergency surgery. from One Green Planet An orangutan named Asha was recently taken in by the Sumatran Orangutan …