There is a shining presence at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia when the beautiful and serene Ibu Jitun is around. She lights up the room wither her presence and always has a smile on her face. A kind and nurturing soul, Ibu Jitun is an exceptional person. She genuinely… Continue reading Employee Spotlight: Ibu Jitun
The trees rustle and sway as juvenile orangutan Morrison swings gracefully through the Orangutan Foundation International’s Nursery Forest in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Here she loves to spend her days climbing and foraging in the forest. While in the canopy, Morrison takes her time to stop and eat some fruit or survey the forest below… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Majestic Morrison
Abraham is a very calm and serious orangutan. His demeanor is contemplative and slow. His movements are purposeful, deliberate, and quiet. He is small for an orangutan his age. However, thanks to our special caregiver and veterinary teams at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, Abraham has been steadily growing… Continue reading Abraham: Catching Up!
In the hectic hubbub of the Playpen facility, there is one orangutan who seems to have captured a true “Zen” attitude. Goran is a peaceful and sweet little boy who keeps to himself and maintains his calm and quiet character even during the busiest of days. Goran is named for Goran Visnjic, the Croatian actor… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Goran
At nineteen years old, young Sia defied his father’s wishes and began a job which he had wanted since elementary school.
When Sia was 10 years old, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas was already hiring Dayaks (natives of Borneo) for her Orangutan Research and Conservation Project in his home village of Pasir Panjang. Dr. Galdikas was Louis Leakey’s third primatologist protégée, following the footsteps of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey in studying wild great apes.