Orangutan News: 26 Orangutans to be Released Into Wild


OC archive photo of Samboja Lestari rescue center
OC photo of Samboja Lestari rescue center

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is set to release 26 orangutans into their original habitat in Kehje Sewen forest, Muara Wahau, East Kutai regency, East Kalimantan.

“Twenty Pongo pygmaeus morio are ready to be released in May and six others in the middle of this year,” the foundation’s Samboja Lestari land rehabilitation and program manager

Agus Irwanto said in Balikpapan on Monday.Agus said the foundation was currently preparing the orangutans and arranging support for the release.

The foundation’s CEO Jamartin Sihite said the release of the orangutans would cost at least Rp 4 billion (US$307,000).

This article appeared in and is courtesy of The Jakarta Post.

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