Background Story

On June 18, 2016 a baby boy arrived at the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation's Nyaru Menteng facility. He was given the special name Bumi (meaning ‘Earth’ in Indonesian). He was in very poor health, noticeably weak and shivering. The rescue team initially estimated Bumi's age to be two months. However, after a thorough examination, they discovered a fresh wound on his belly button from his umbilical cord, indicating that he was actually a new-born less than two weeks old. The veterinarian prescribed a course of antibiotics to prevent infection in the wound and aid the healing process. Poor little Bumi was so incredibly weak that he could not even open his eyelids. He had surely been through trauma. We believe that Bumi was violently separated from his mother shortly after his birth.

Bumi Today

Bumi is cared for at the BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). He is making his way swiftly through the levels of Forest School and is truly thriving. Bumi is showing great potential, especially when compared to his peers. This young orangutan has already mastered several survival skills, including foraging for foods, climbing tall trees, and bravely exploring high up in the canopy. Bumi has developed natural behaviors considered mature for an orangutan of his age and we love watching his development. Bumi is quickly learning the skills he will need to live wild and free in the forest! Bumi would love to have you as an adoptive parent!

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