BOS Nyaru Menteng: Candidate Profiles for the 31st Orangutan Release
October 16, 2019 — Eight more lucky orangutans from BOS Nyaru Menteng are being released back into the forest! Meet the candidates! Good luck everyone! 🙂
Rawang was rescued in Rawang Sari Village, East Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan on 10 January, 2009. She arrived at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center when she was 18 months old and weighed 3.8 kilograms.
After passing the quarantine period, Rawang joined Forest School and dilligently went through each stage. While in Forest School, Rawang liked to be alone and explore. On 3 November, 2016 she was moved to the Salat pre-release island to undergo the final stages of rehabilitation. In the island, Rawang was known to socialize well with other orangutans, actively forage the island, and was adept at making nests.
Rawang is now 12 years old and weighing 37 kilograms. With the skills she developed during rehabilitation period, Rawang is now ready to live free in Bukit Batikap Protection Forest
Holly was rescued in Pagatan Village, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan on 11 August, 2003. She arrived at Nyaru Menteng when she was 2 years old and weighed 5.3 kilograms.
After the mandatory quarantine period, Holly joined Forest School and successfully completed all stages. On 20 June, 2013, he started the pre-release stage in Kaja Island, where she trained and honed the skills she previously learned at Forest School. In the pre- release island, Holly is known as a good forager, aloof, and easily disturbed by human presence or other orangutans in the vicinity.
Holly is now 18 years old and weighing 42 kilograms. Finally, after going through a long process of rehabilitation, Holly will soon taste the true freedom in the wilderness of the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest.
Sisi was rescued from a resident in Banjarmasin City, South Kalimantan on 10 November, 2003. She arrived at Nyaru Menteng when she was 2.5 years old and weighed 11 kilograms.
After passing the mandatory quarantine period, Sisi joined Forest School and successfully completed all stages. On 31 August, 2017, Sisi moved on the next stage in Kaja pre-release island. There, Sisi became an orangutan with high sense of alertness, disliking human presence, and she managed to master all the basic survival skills.
Sisi is now 19 years old and weighs 37 kilograms. Equipped with a good survival skillset, she is ready to enjoy true freedom in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest.
Moccacino was rescued in Pundu Village, East Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan on 5 December, 2002. She arrived in Nyaru Menteng in a poor condition when she was 2 years old and weighed 4.3 kilograms.
Moccacino made it through the mandatory quarantine period and joined the Forest School. Later, she proceeded to the pre-release stage in Kaja Island on June 24, 2013. In the island, Moccacino is known to like to explore and possess good natural skills, have a dislike towards human presence.
Now Moccacino is 19 years old and weighing 52 kilograms. Soon she will explore her new home in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest as a true wild orangutan.
Siti was rescued in Jakarta and arrived at Nyaru Menteng on 16 February, 2004. She was 18 months old, weighing 6.2 kilograms then.
Following her mandatory quarantine, Siti attended the Forest School and completed all the stages well. During her days at Forest School, Siti was known as an active orangutan and she made good friends with Shiba and Corazon, both female. On March 9, 2018, Siti advanced to the next stage in Kaja Pre-release Island, where she developed a sound survival skillset and was known for independent nature.
Siti is now 17 years old and weighs 30 kilograms. Soon she will live as a true wild orangutan in Bukit Batikap Protection Forest.
Martisen was rescued in Tumbang Samba Village, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan on 21 February, 2001. He arrived at Nyaru Menteng at a very young age of 2 months old and weighed 1.8 kilograms.
After finishing the quarantine period, Martisen honed his survival skills at the Forest School and successfully completed it. On 21 March, 2018, Martisen was transferred to Bangamat Island to undergo the final rehabilitation stage. There, he developed his cheekpad and was known for his dominance and exceptional exploring skill.
Martisen is now 18 years old and weighs 67 kilograms. He is more than ready to start a new life in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest as a true wild orangutan.
Sampurna was rescued in Sampit, East Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan on 8 May, 2005. He arrived at Nyaru Menteng at the age of 2.5 years old and weighed 9.2 kilograms.
After passing the quarantine period, Sampurna completed all stages in the Forest School before proceeding to the pre-release stage. On 29 August, 2017, he was transferred to Kaja Island, where he honed the survival skills. During his time in the island, Sampurna was known as an independent individual with an adequate skills and a dislike towards human presence.
Sampurna is now 17 years old with a weight of xx kilograms. He will soon have the chance to try out his new home and explore freely as a true wild orangutan in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest.
Kisar arrived at Nyaru Menteng on 1 September 2002 after being rescued in Tumbang Samba Village, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan by a joint rescue team from the Central Kalimantan BKSDA and BOSF Nyaru Menteng. Upon arrival at Nyaru Menteng, he was 2 years old and weighed 5.6 kilograms.
After passing the quarantine period, Kisar began his rehabilitation stage at the Nyaru Menteng Forest School. He was transferred to Kaja Island after completing Forest School, to complete the pre-release stage prior to being released. While on the island of Kaja, he was very active exploring the island practicing the skills he learned at Forest School.
Previously, Kisar was released to Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park on December 2016, but he had to be brought back to Nyaru Menteng in 2018 after he accidentally entered the village of Kiham Batang. Now this 19-year-old male will soon return to living wild and free in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest.
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