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We are working hard to protect the Bornean orangutan and its habitat for future generations. Here are some of the ways we've helped develop a world where orangutans and nature thrive.

FOREST SCHOOL

WHAT A SURPRISE!

In Forest School, the orangutans form close bonds with their surrogate mothers, and this holds especially true for the youngest orangutans. In the Nursery Group, orangutans will sleep in the company of the surrogate mothers who cater to their needs..

FOREST SCHOOL

SUPER-FOCUSED NAPRI

Orangutans, much like their human relatives, each have their own unique personalities. At the Nyaru Menteng Forest School in Central Kalimantan, there is a quiet orangutan by the name of Napri. This young male prefers to spend time alone and...

FOREST SCHOOL

JACQUI GOT ROBBED!

Our dedicated surrogate mothers have many interesting stories to tell about the orangutans they care for in Forest School. The following story took place last year at our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Forest School 3...

FOREST SCHOOL

THE STORY OF RAMBO AND UWAI

Orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans, making them one of our closest evolutionary cousins. This could explain why, at times, orangutans and humans are eerily similar, not only in looks, but also in behaviour. One example is the way in which

FOREST SCHOOL

BRAVE, FRIENDLY MARLON

In November 2015, a baby orangutan was born on Island #3 at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in East Kalimantan. The male baby, who we named Marlon, was born to mother Merin, who came to us from Ancol, Jakarta, a few years prior.

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