MONGKY, Received at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine & Rehabilitation Center in 2010. Now she became the mother of MAMEH, first female baby orangutan in the Reintroduction Center in Jantho, Aceh. . . Support SOCP to create the new (viable and self-sustaining) wild populations of this critically endangered species. Please visit : https://www.sumatranorangutan.org/donate/
During 2018, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has released Sixteen orangutans to The the Reintroduction Center, both in Jambi and Jantho, Aceh.
All these orphaned orangutans get their freedom after passed their quarantine and rehabilitation in Batu Mbelin, North Sumatra. With these reintroductions, two entirely new, genetically viable and self-sustaining wild populations of this Critically Endangered species are being established.
MARCONI, Received at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine & Rehabilitation Center in 2009. Now she became the mother of MASEN, first male baby orangutan in the Reintroduction Center in Jantho, Aceh. . . Support SOCP to create the new (viable and self-sustaining) wild populations of this critically endangered species. Please visit : https://www.sumatranorangutan.org/donate/
It's forest school time again.. Forest school plays an important role for orphaned orangutans in Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center. These infant orangutans will learn and develop their wildlife skills here such as climbing and swinging around the trees, making nest, and also finding their foods. The forest school also become an effective treatment to rehabilitate some orangutans that never has any experience living in forest. Once they are ready enough, they will be release in the wild forest in Jambi and Jantho, Aceh. . . Support SOCP to save this Critically Endangered species and its habitat. PLease visit : https://www.sumatranorangutan.org/donate/ [Link on Bio]
Welcoming the new year, our monitoring team meet a New Tapanuli Orangutan in the Batang Toru forest in Tapanuli, North Sumatra. This big adult male Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) was eating the Durian in a high tree (estimated above 20m). A named given "Jane" (comes from 'Jari Aneh' or 'the strange finger'), as we can see this fully flanged male has an abnormal looks on his finger, yet he can eat the fruit very well. 📷 : SOCP/Jevi Gultom
PS : A picture of 'Jane' is on our instastory. Check that out.
A caretaker with three infant orangutans are going to the forest school at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center. These orangutans have to learn the wildlife skills in the forest school with their caretaker (human) since they lost their mother.. SOCP had received 17 orangutans at the center during 2018. All of them are orphaned orangutans. Hopefully this number will be decreased in 2019, and more orangutans release to the wild.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 . . Dear friends and supporters of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in all over the world, Happy New Year 2019!! We wish you have a wonderful life this year, full of joy, inspiration and goodness, especially in the works of conservation of the critically endangered species and its habitat. . . Kepada semua sahabat dan suporter Program Konservasi Orangutan Sumatera (SOCP) di seluruh dunia, Selamat Tahun Baru 2019!! Kami berharap semoga tahun ini menjadi tahun yang membahagiakan, penuh dengan sukacita, inspirasi dan manfaat, terutama dalam upaya menyelamatkan spesies terancam punah dan habitatnya. . . Photo : Adult Male Tapanuli Orangutan in Batang Toru, North Sumatra - @maxime_aliaga
Happy (Indonesian) Mothers Day!! . . The bond between an orangutan mother and her baby is one of the strongest in nature. In the wild, the mothers stay with the infant orangutans for six to eight years, teaching them where to find food, what and how to eat, also the technique for building a sleeping nest at the trees.
But, do you know that some orangutans have to survive, learn and improve their wildlife skills at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine & Rehabilitation Center. Their mothers were killed and or ripped away from the infant orangutans for being a pet. Now the Vet and the Caretaker (human) become the 'mother' for these orphans, especially when they are in unhealthy condition, before oneday they're ready to live in the wild forest.
Anyone Still remember Asha?? . . Asha was a mother (female) orangutan that almost dying after rescued with serious fracture in her arms and some injuries in whole body from Aceh last year (17/12/2017) .
Today (18/12/2018), Asha has been a year being taken care at the SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center. She has shown very good health improvements and behaviors, yet still need care from the vet and the keeper for a full recovery from the bone surgery.
Happy weekend from Undi! . . Orangutan has the longest childhood of any animal. An infant orangutan stay close by the mother until age10 or so. They are traveling, sleeping, and eating together. But in fact, many orphaned orangutans like Undi have to learn wildlife skills with the care of the vet and keeper team at SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center because the mothers were killed.