MEET BRENDA – A LITTLE ANGEL
On March 12, 2019 a nearly 4-month-old orangutan baby was brought into the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) center by local authorities. The young female was named Brenda. She had been confiscated by the army from a farmer who claimed that the baby had fallen from a tree while her mother was fighting another orangutan. The story about the fighting orangutan mother seemed to lack credibility since a mother orangutan will never abandon her infant.
Brenda is lovingly cared for by Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) at their Quarantine Center in Sumatra, Indonesia. Brenda enjoys spending time in Forest School playing and learning. She has graduated from the Infant Group and is now in a new group with older orangutans who are great role models for young Brenda. Using enrichment items is a favorite activity for Brenda. She will use materials to build a nest, create tools, or to play. Her forest skills are coming along as well. We love following her progress and we know you would too!