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Orangutan Tooth Removal During this summer’s bi-yearly medical examinations, the veterinarians discovered three orangutans; Melan, Jutak, and Umit, with decayed teeth. Decayed teeth in orangutans are removed to help alleviate the pain and ensure that the site does not become infected. Dr. Rosa Garriga arranged for Dr. Tiono and Dr. Suharyoro, to conduct oral surgery.… Continue reading Orangutans at the Dentist
Siswi, OFI’s Orangutan of the Month, is indeed an amazing orangutan. First, she has the distinction of being the first orangutan born to an excaptive at historic Camp Leakey. Second, she almost died and is alive today through the efforts of veterinarians, tireless caregivers, and a strong will to live. Siswi was born September 9,… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Siswi
Hughie arrived at the Care Center in August of 1997, weighing only 3.5kg (7.7lbs). He was found next to a palm oil plantation by locals who claimed Hughie’s mother had abandoned him (not something orangutan mothers do). Since his arm was fractured, chances are his mother was shot out of a tree or killed when… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month – Hughie