Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) works tirelessly to rehabilitate and release wild born ex-captive orangutans back into the wild. This process is a long one as orangutan infants in the wild will stay with their mothers for at least the first eight years of their lives. During the rehabilitation process the orangutan orphans who call the… Continue reading OFI Celebrates Its New Mothers
A tangible sense of excitement sets in at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) in the days leading up to orangutans being permanently released back into the wild. OCCQ staff start cleaning and preparing transport cages, veterinarians do the final medical check-ups on the orangutans slated to be released, and caregivers spend some last… Continue reading A Second Chance at a Wild Life
On December 11, 2012 about one hundred people gathered at an isolated Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) forest camp at the edge of Tanjung Puting National Park in the province of Kalimantan Tengah (Central Indonesian Borneo) to release five wild born ex-captive adolescent male orangutans into the wild. The release occurred under the auspices of the “Friends of Orangutans” program initiated by OFI and P.T. Smart, an Indonesian company concerned with conservation.