Martyr of the Sekonyer Kanan River

Police Officer Taken by Crocodile While Defending Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesian Borneo. Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia – (July 31, 2000) – Police Sergeant Ali Maryanto, 37 year-old father of two boys, aged 7 and 9 years, died defending Tanjung Puting National Park’s Sekonyer Kanan River. Sergeant Ali Maryanto was stationed as one… Continue reading Martyr of the Sekonyer Kanan River

Orangutan of the Month: “Pola”

Pola came to Camp Leakey in the mid-1970s as a young juvenile orphan along with other notables like Princess, Unyuk and Tutut. During that time, Pola joined one of the original sign learning projects I was conducting as a graduate student working with Dr. Galdikas. Like Princess, Pola was given a home-reared environment within which… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: “Pola”

Orangutan of the Month: Mohtar

Tracy Tannenbaum and Ron Austerlade visited Tanjung Puting in April and September of 1998 and again in April 1999. They fell in love with many of the park’s orangutan residents, but their favorite is this month’s “Orangutan of the Month”! Mohtar is an eight year old ex-captive orangutan with a sweet face and an unforgettable… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Mohtar

Orangutan of the Month: “Peta”

Shortly after Dr. Birute Galdikas won the 1990 Humanitarian Award from the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Princess gave birth to her second child. In honor of the award, Dr. Birute called the newborn “PETA”. Peta’s facial features very much resembles that of her beautiful mother but her personality… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: “Peta”

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11089 [post_author] => 10296 [post_date] => 1999-09-17 15:24:48 [post_date_gmt] => 1999-09-17 15:24:48 [post_content] => btutut3 Tut, who is in her late 20's is the biological mother of five-year-old Terry (pictured) and a handsome fifteen year old male named Tom, who can be seen roaming the trees in Camp Leakey. It is thought that Tom may one day take over the dominant male role from Kusasi. A lucky visitor to Camp Leakey will probably be greeted at their boat by Tut and Terry who spend much of their time on the boardwalk that connects the Sekonyer River, over the swamp lands, into Camp. Here the two play, eat and rest. Tut is also the adopted mother of orphan Nancy. Nancy was brought to Camp Leakey as a small infant by Nancy Smith, a Swiss missionary who had traveled a great distance to bring her to Dr. Galdikas. Tut lovingly took her in and raised her as her own child. Tut, herself an orphan, was torn from the arms of her mom after poachers had killed her. Tut is one of many orphans raised at Camp Leakey now living free in and around the forest of Tanjung Puting. Tut was named after Siti "Tutut" the eldest daughter of ex-Indonesian president Suharto." [post_title] => Orangutan of the Month: Tutut [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => orangutan-of-the-month-tut [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-12 12:21:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-12 19:21:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw )