SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR ALL!
Every year on February 21, Indonesia celebrates National Waste Awareness Day.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, together with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia (KLHK), and the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA), will soon conduct the 43rd orangutan release from the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre to the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. The following orangutan candidates are up for release:
Cinta is a female orangutan who was rescued on 14 February 2013, from Kuala Kurun, Gunung Mas Regency, in Central Kalimantan Province. She was only four months old and weighed just 2 kg when she first arrived at the centre without her mother.
Cinta entered Forest School after passing quarantine and successfully completed all levels. She was relocated to Salat Island on 7 April 2021, to complete the final stage of her rehabilitation process. Cinta is a friendly orangutan that cooperates with our surrogate mothers; but, she is also the most dominant among the female orangutans her age. Cinta is outgoing and enjoys exploring new places.
Now at 11 years old and weighing 28 kg, Cinta is ready to live wild and free in the TNBBBR forest.
Liti was rescued on 28 September 2013, from Petuk Liti village, Pulang Pisau Regency, in Central Kalimantan, through a collaborative effort between the BOS Foundation and the Central Kalimantan BKSDA. This young female was barely nine months old at the time and weighed only 2.5 kg when she arrived at Nyaru Menteng.
Liti underwent quarantine at Nyaru Menteng, then entered Forest School and completed all levels with ease. She continued his learning in the Salat Island Cluster, where he was relocated to begin the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on 28 September 2013. Liti is easily distracted when she sees humans that she recognises. She gets along well with other orangutans and enjoys exploring.
Liti is now ten years old and weighs 25.3 kilograms. She is ready to return to the forest to live as a true, wild orangutan after nearly ten years of rehabilitation.
Lala is a female orangutan who was rescued on 16 November 2014, in a collaborative operation between the BOS Foundation and the Central Kalimantan BKSDA. Lala was only eight months old at the time of her rescue and weighed 2.4 kg.
After completing quarantine, Lala began and successfully completed all levels of Forest School. She was then moved to Bangamat Island on 6 December 2021, to undergo the pre-release stage of rehabilitation. Lala is a sweet individual, who prefers to spend time on her own. Nonetheless, she can defend herself if necessary.
Lala is now nine years old and weighs 29 kg. She is ready to embark on a new adventure in the TNBBBR forest in Central Kalimantan.
Tomang was rescued on 18 August 2016, from Bangkoang village in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. He was only four years old and weighed 18.7 kg at the time of his rescue.
After passing quarantine, Tomang attended Forest School to learn vital survival skills and passed with flying colours. He was transported to Kaja Island on 7 December 2021, for the final stage of rehabilitation. Tomang is a daring individual who is good at locating natural food sources. He also gets along well with other orangutans.
Tomang is now 11 years old and weighs 37.5 kilograms. He is more than ready to return to the TNBBBR forest, to live wild and free.
Cinta (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Liti (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Lala (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Tomang (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Fajar (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Fathia (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Wanto (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Ojes (Photo credit: Indrayana)
Fajar was rescued on 1 June 2012, from Kereng Pangi village, in Katingan Regency, by a joint team from the BOS Foundation and the Central Kalimantan BKSDA. This young female orangutan was barely 18 months old at the time and weighed 6 kg.
Fajar was quarantined in Nyaru Menteng prior to entering and completing all stages of Forest School. On 7 February 2019, she was transferred to Kaja Island to undergo the final stage of rehabilitation. Fajar gets easily distracted when she sees people she knows. She is outgoing and enjoys exploring new places.
Fajar is now 12 years old and weighs 32.9 kg. Armed with the knowledge she has gained throughout her rehabilitation journey, Fajar is now ready to experience true freedom in the TNBBBR forest.
Fathia was rescued on 1 September 2015, from Linau village, in Gunung Mas Regency, Central Kalimantan. She was only 12 months old at the time and weighed just 2.5 kg.
Fathia was relocated to Bangamat Island on 7 December 2021, after completing quarantine and various levels of Forest School. Fathia prefers her own company; she reads situations well and is distrustful of humans.
Nine-year-old Fathia, who currently weighs 29.2 kg, is now ready to discover her true home in the TNBBBR.
Wanto was rescued on 24 December 2008, in West Kalimantan. At the time of his rescue, Wanto was just 18 months old and weighed 7.8 kg.
Wanto attended Forest School to perfect his skills after passing the initial quarantine period. He graduated and was able to continue on to the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Kaja Island, on 31 December 2019. Wanto is highly curious and adept at assessing situations. He can act violent at times.
Wanto is now 17 years old, and after completing all stages of rehabilitation is ready to explore the TNBBBR forest.
On 25 January 2009, Ojes was rescued from Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan Province, and arrived at Nyaru Menteng when he was just two years old.
Following the initial quarantine period, Ojes entered and successfully completed Forest School. On 5 December 2019, Ojes was transferred to Kaja Island to complete the pre-release stage of rehabilitation. Ojes is easily distracted can be quite aggressive. He enjoys exploring.
Ojes is now 16 years old and weighs 36 kg. He is eager to return to the forest, where he can live wild and free with his peers.