Orangutan News: BOS Releases Orangutans into Forest on Indonesian Independence Day


After releasing 20 Central Kalimantan orangutans on Valentines Day last February, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation releases 18 more orangutans from Nyaru Menteng as a dedication to the conservation effort and the pride in Indonesian wildlife in conjunction with the Indonesian 68th Independence Day 2013.

On August 16 and 17, 2013, 18 rehabilitated orangutans depart from Central Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Program at Nyaru Menteng and travel to pre-designated release points in the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. They consist of 12 female and 6 male orangutans whose details are provided in the attached Orangutan Release Candidate Profiles.

These orangutans are flown from Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangka Raya, to Dirung Airport in Puruk Cahu, Central Kalimantan. From Puruk Cahu, they are directly flown by helicopter to Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. Due to the large number of orangutan release candidates, they are divided into two groups. Nine orangutans are flown on the first day and 9 orangutans are flown on the second day.

This excerpt from article from an article came from BOS and can be read in its entirely here.

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