Despite the ongoing of COVID-19 outbreak in the world include Indonesia, there are still orangutans separated from their mother, and since third week of march 2020, four orangutan babies arrived at the SOCP Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre. Two of them are female who are estimated to be 1-1,5 years old, another one is male estimated to be 2 years old.
The four orangutans will undergo special isolation before the quarantine and rehabilitation process, and during the isolation period their condition will be monitored by vet team. All these young orangutans will be with us for the rehabilitation for around four years until they are resettled in one of our reintroduction stations in Sumatra. Infant orangutans are very dependent on their mother until 7-8 years old and during this timehey learn many skills needed to survive in the wild. Even though we are facing this pandemic outbreak we can’t stop to protect the orangutans, and we have to continue all the rehabilitation process at our Centre to giving the best future for this critically endangered species.
Siska is a female orangutan, estimated 1 year old, was confiscated by BKSDA Aceh and HOCRU team of Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) from a local resident in Jambo Papeum, Trumon Tengah South Aceh, when first arrived she looks so weak, malnourished and dehydrated, arrived on April 8th, 2020
Haryo is a male orangutan, estimated 2 years old, was rescued by BBKSDA Riau and team, when first arrived he looks tired after has traveled for 14 hours from Riau to Batu Mbelin North Sumatera, but in general condition is fine, arrived on March 23th,2020
Ona and Opi, are female orangutan, estimated 1 and years old was confiscated from a local resident in Bukit Lawang, arrived in the same day we officially temporarly closed all stations on March, 16th, 2020