Orangutan of The Month for Jan, 2019: Jono

Orangutan of the Month: Jono When migrants return to their motherland, are they more at home coming back to their land of origin or are they now more displaced? Humans all over the world grapple with this dissonance but in our search for belonging, we forget that we are not the only unsettled species. Today,… Continue reading Orangutan of The Month for Jan, 2019: Jono

Orangutan of the Month: Congo

Meeting Congo at OFI’s Care Center and Quarantine in Pasir Panjang, Kalimantan Tengah, is something that visitors don’t easily forget. He is impressive bcause of his large size, lustrous, long hair and his sheer charisma. He seems as tall as a human being when he stands up. He is still a subadult male with a… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Congo

Orangutan of the Month: Mighty Montana


Mighty Montana The Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) in Borneo is a temporary home to hundreds of young orphaned orangutans building up the skills and confidence they need to be released back into the wild. But the OCCQ is home to a small handful of fully-grown adult male orangutans as well. One of these… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Mighty Montana

Orangutan of the Month: Boy

Boy Oh boy! At approximately 140 kilograms (300 pounds), Boy is definitely the “big man” at OFI’s Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ). Not much of Boy’s history is known but his fully developed cheek pads tell us that he is at least 20 years old. Male Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) demonstrate arrested development; they… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Boy

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11057 [post_author] => 10296 [post_date] => 1999-02-02 13:49:10 [post_date_gmt] => 1999-02-02 13:49:10 [post_content] => 980503cx-200 Kusasi has been a resident of the Camp Leakey area for over 10 years. He came as an ex-captive youngster and has grown to be a handsome cheekpadded adult. He is the dominant male in the Camp Leakey area and has fathered a number of infants due to successful consortships with the adult females in and around Camp. Kusasi is best know for his seemingly placid demeanor around people. Visitors to Camp Leakey are likely to see Kusasi as he rumbles the trails near the dining hall or in the trees away from Camp. One should respect his immense strength and not get too close to him as he usually gets his way if he grabs you. Story by Sharon and Marty Kimmel... kusasi orangutan "Although it looks like Kusasi is leading the way to the river in the top right photo, he actually is holding up the staff from the Cook's House. They were on their to way to bath in the Sekonyer at the end of a long day, when they came across Kusasi blocking their way. Not wanting to walk past him, it took them almost 20 minutes to get just 100 feet. Kusasi stopped and sat down, looked back at them, dangled his feet over the boards and then got up went a few more feet, only to sit down again. Marty and I, who were already in front of him, just tried to stay out of his way. Earlier in the week, we watched Kusasi chase Tom away from a feeding station. We did not want to mess with Kusasi." Note to past visitors to Camp Leakey: Please e-mail us your Kusasi stories to post here. [post_title] => Orangutan of the Month: Kusasi [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => orangutan-of-the-month-kusasi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-12 13:48:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-12 20:48:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://orangutan.org/?p=11057 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )