Orangutan News: Twelve Orphaned Bornean Orangutans Returned to the Wild

from the Jakarta Globe

Twelve orphaned Bornean orangutans – four males and eight females – are being reintroduced into the wild at Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park in Central Kalimantan’s Katingan district this week.

The move comes after the completion of a rehabilitation process at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in the province.

Two of the orphans, named Nanga and Sukarama, were part of a group of 48 orangutans that were smuggled to Thailand. They were placed in the foundation’s care following their repatriation in 2006.

There are currently 71 individuals in the park after the orphans were reintroduced, the foundation said.

BOSF chief executive Jamartin Sihite explained that the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutans is a long and complicated process.

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

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