Other orangutan that will go for Reintroduction this week is CUT LUWES, a female sumatran orangutan that brought by a citizen to police office in Gayo Lues, Central Aceh on mid 2015. Since then Cut Luwes is taken care and passed the quarantine period and joined the Socialisation Group. Cut Luwes unaccustomed to people and will stay away when people approach her cage. This month, Cut Luwes will start her new journey back to the wild forest.
Last but not least from the group is ULLY, young female sumatran orangutan (estimated 5 years old). Ully was one of the 4 baby orangutans saved from wildlife trade on July 2016 when smuggled from Aceh to Medan, North Sumatra. The four then brought to the SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Centre for better care and rehabilitation process. Ully will be the first of these four baby orangutans that will back to their home, Sumatra rainforest. Her three friends Dina, Iben and Deka are still under rehabilitation process and as they need lots of support by SOCP staff before they can join Ully in the forest someday!
We are very happy to inform that we have 4 orangutans that ready for release this week. These young sumatran orangutans will be transfered to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Reintroduction Center in Jantho, Aceh province. . . Firstly, meet LEO (6,5 years old), the only male from this group. He was confiscated from Aceh Tamiang in 2016 from a villager that kept him in the house. When the first time came to the center, he had a terrible skin disease in almost whole body, but now he looks so healthy and his hair is totally cure.
It's a happy day for Fatima because she get her first time goes to the forest school at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center. Fatima is a young female sumatran orangutan (estimated 6years old) that confiscated from east aceh on Juli 2018.
Today at SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center, we conducted the second medical check to Ina and Boncel, two orangutans that were confiscated from their previous owner in Siantar City, North Sumatra by the authority @BksdaSumut .
From the health check, the vet confirmed that both Ina and Boncel are in good condition and getting more weight since the first time came to the center 3 months ago. Next they will go to the socialization enclosure and meet their new friends under rehabilitation.
Selamat Hari Cinta Puspa dan Satwa Nasional 2018!! Mari bersama kita tingkatkan kesadaran dan kepedulian kita terhadap flora dan fauna di Indonesia, agar keanekaragaman hayati di bumi pertiwi ini tetap lestari dan bermanfaat bagi kehidupan berkelanjutan. . . Happy National Love of Flora and Fauna Day 2018!! #HCPSN#SaveOrangutan#OrangutanSumatera#Konservasi#YEL#SOCP#PanEco
Orangutan is also known as gardener of the forest. They play a vital role in seed dispersal and in maintaining the health of the forest ecosystem, which is important for people and a host of other animals. So by conserving the orangutan’s habitat, we’re also benefiting the communities and other species. . . Keep Support SOCP works for Orangutans (both the Sumatran and Tapanuliensis) Conservation and its habitat in Sumatra. Please visit : www.sumatranorangutan.org/donate
#Repost@timlaman (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @TimLaman. A male Tapanuli Orangutan performing a long call, a vocalization adult male orangutans use to both let females know where they are, and to proclaim their territory to other males. The Tapanuli Orangutan is a new, third species of orangutan just recognized by scientists, Pongo tapanuliensis, found only in one small area of N. Sumatra. Besides the genetic and other differences, the vocalizations of Tapanuli Orangutans have also been shown by researchers to be distinct from the other two orangutan species, the Sumatran and Bornean. The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme are working with the Indonesian govt. to help protect this species. Check them out @socp.official. Shot on assignment for @NatGeo. See the link in my profile to the article on @NatGeo News to learn more.
#Repost@timlaman (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @TimLaman. A pristine river flows through the Batang Toru rain forest in Sumatra. This is the home of the newly described Tapanuli Orangutan, and there are only about 110,000 hectares of habitat remaining for the Tapanuli Orangutans, according to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project (@socp.official), that has been studying this population of orangutans since 2005. This newly recognized species, Pongo tapanuliensis, is sadly automatically the most endangered great ape, with its small population of only 800 or less. Hopefully this new attention to this important population of orangutans will galvanize the efforts of Indonesian government and conservation groups to safeguard this area. Please contact @socp.official, and do what you can do to help. #Endangered, #orangutan, #Tapanuli, #TapanuliOrangutan, #BatangToru, #Sumatra, #Indonesia, #IndonesiaBiodiversity, @NatGeoCreative.