Happy WildnessDay from Mumun in the forest school at SOCP Quarantine Center.
The orangutans that received at Quarantine Center usually are very young and orphaned. That's why they need rehabilitation, and the forest school is one of the treatment to help them learning the wildlife skills.
Today at SOCP Quarantine Center, our Vet team conducted the first medical check to a new arrival orangutan named Rose. Rose is an adult female orangutan (estimated 30years old) that rescued by the OIC team from a village in Sei Batang Serangan subdistrict, Langkat, North Sumatra, on last tuesday (6/2). Rose was found in a severe condition, malnourished and infected wound on her fingers. From the X-ray test today, we found 3 air riffle bullets in the stomach, 1 in the right leg, and 1 bullet in her face. She also looks so skinny with only 17kg weight.
Now Rose ia being taken care in the isolation cages for her full recovery. Once she completed her rehabilitation period, she will get back to the wild.
Orangutan has remarkable abilities for travelling through the forest canopy, high off the ground. They will swing from one to another trees, finding their food, and make a nest for sleeping.
In the wild, Orangutan usually stay longer in one place if they find much fruits around the tree and have a rest there.
Happy FreeDay from Bendot Besar at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)'s Research and Monnitoring site in Langkat, North Sumatra,
A short footage from the Orangutan release today in SOCP Reintroduction site, Jantho Aceh. Tengku, a big male together with two infants sumatran orangutans, Nadia and Bulan finally get the freedom to live in the wild after passed their rehabilitation period at SOCP Quarantine Center.
Marking The World Wildlife Day, SOCP will Reintroduce 3 Orangutans to the wild.
Another freedom for orangutan is coming this month, marking the UN World Wildlife Day at 3rd of March. Two young female and one adult male orangutans is being prepared for reintroduction to Jantho forest, Aceh. After they completed their rehabilitation period in Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine Center, now they are ready to be released back into the wild. They are Tengku, Bulan, and Nadia.
Tengku, a fully flanged Sumatran orangutan, rescued from Langkat, North Sumatra in October 2016. He was found with 44 bullets in his body that make him blind in the right eye. Tengku (26years old) also has a problem with his rectum that make him had to get a surgery from our vet team last month. The final medical check has shown that Tengku is in a good condition and ready to get the freedom in the forest.
Bulan, (4years old), was confiscated in October 2014 from a village in Kutacane, Southeast Aceh. During her time at the quarantine center, she doesn’t have any health problem, and the keeper also said that Bulan is an active orangutan. Now she is ready for living in the wild.
Nadia, (5years old), received at the Quarantine Center in June 2014. She was rescued from a military base in Tapaktuan, South Aceh. Our vet said that her medical record is clear, and she gained much weight since she’s taken care in the quarantine center. Now after three years, she is ready to be released in their natural habitat.
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The 3rd of March every year plays host to the U.N’s World Wildlife Day, and it marks an important milestone in the lives of animals all around the world, including the Critically Endangered Orangutan.
Habitat loss is by far the greatest threat to orangutans. Huge tracts of forest have been cleared throughout their range and the land used for agriculture, particularly palm oil. Along with habitat loss, young orang-utans are sought after for the illegal pet trade. When infants are targeted, usually the mother is killed so this trade represents a real threat to wild orang-utan populations.
Happy Freeday!! All orangutans in Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)'s Reintroduction Center in Jantho, Aceh, after being released, each of them is monitored frequently in the forest. Starting in the morning once an orangutan steps out from their sleeping nest, during the afternoon when they find the foods, until the evening, where the orangutan has started building a new nest to sleep in. The purpose of this monitoring is to collect comprehensive data related to behaviour and survival capability of the reintroduced orangutans towards the goals creating a viable new wild population.
More information about SOCP works for Orangutan Reintroduction, please visit : www.sumatranorangutan.org
Infant orangutans grow and develop very slowly. For the first and second year, a baby will cling too its mother’s for virtually 24 hours a day. During the third and forth year they will start to explore a bit more and learn to climb and getting food, but never away from the safety arms of their mothers.
But for the infant orangutans at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine center, they have to learn the wildlife survival skill from other friends, older orphaned orangutans through the forest school, since most of them rescued without their mom beside them.
More information please visit : www.sumatranorangutan.org
Batang Toru in Tapanuli, North Sumatra, Indonesia is the home for the newest and the rarest critically endangered Tapanuli Orangutan. Only about 800 Pongo Tapanuliensis remaining in this ecosystem. At the same time, some serious threats are coming.
More information, please check : www.batangtoru.org (Linkin bio)
Orangutan arms are similar to human. But, orangutans can grasp things with both their hands as well as their feet.
Their fingers and toes are curved, allowing them to get a better grip on branches. Since their hip joints have the same flexibility as their shoulder and arm joints, orangutans have less restriction in the movements of their legs than humans have.
More infor about Orangutan Characteristic, please also check :
Weekend for Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) staff in the field like Jantho Orangutan Reintroduction site is almost the same like the weekdays. All dedicated staff are monitoring orangutans in the forest whole day, from 6am to 6pm. At night after dinner, they usually have a meeting to update the condition of the orangutan and make plans for the next day. They used to do this with few lights with the electricity from a generator machine, which usually on for about four hours.
Now we are very Happy to inform that we just have The Solar Power set for the electricity in the camp, and it can be used for full day. Jantho reintroduction center become the first station to have this facility. Hopefully we can also make it in the other station soon.
Many Thanks for all the Support and Donation. It's very meaningful for our conservation works, saving the orangutan and its habitat.