Spy in the Wild

Frequent visitor to Camp Leakey, Siswi is delighting screen audiences yet again in the documentary tv series Spy in the Wild. (In 2011, Siswi appeared in the IMAX documentary Born to Be Wild.) Spy in the Wild is a British nature mini-series “in which animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to explore their complex emotions.”… Continue reading Spy in the Wild

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Meet Siswi: IMAX star and long-time sweetheart of Camp Leakey visitors

In the new IMAX movie, Born to be Wild, Siswi is filmed sharing noodles with Dr BirutĂ© Mary Galdikas as they sit together outside Galdikas’ house in Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Borneo. Siswi is also captured walking on the causeway from the river, and wrestling playfully with Dr Galdikas. Camp Leakey… Continue reading Meet Siswi: IMAX star and long-time sweetheart of Camp Leakey visitors

Orangutan of the Month: Siswi

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

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11081 [post_author] => 10397 [post_date] => 1999-08-11 15:05:19 [post_date_gmt] => 1999-08-11 15:05:19 [post_content] => bsiswi1 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, 1978, to Siswoyo, another memorable orangutan. On that morning, a tired Siswoyo left the afterbirth beneath a tree (in which she probably gave birth) and ascended the 200 meter boardwalk to head to Camp. Siswoyo allowed her baby to be examined while she (Siswoyo) was provisioned with rice, fruit and milk. Siswi became a popular addition to the Camp Leakey population. Siswoyo was a good mother, and Siswi grew normally. She became one of the Camp Leakey's most popular orangutans to visitors and researchers alike. Siswi also inherited her mother's mantle of dominance over the other orangutans in Camp. It was not uncommon to see much older orangutans give Siswi wide bearth as she strutted down the boardwalk or when she approached a feeding station. Siswi suffered from a perforated intestine a couple of years ago. A surgical veterinarian was flown in from Singapore who removed a small length of her intestine. While her prognosis was not good following surgery, Siswi was able to recover due to her strong will to live and the intense care given by the Care Center staff. bsiswi4 bsiswi3 [post_title] => Orangutan of the Month: Siswi [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => orangutan-of-the-month-siswi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-12 12:20:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-12 19:20:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://orangutan.org/?p=11081 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw )