Jelapat is being cared for at BOS Nyaru Menteng. He was only a year and a half old when he was confiscated from a local village in June 2016. A casualty of the catastrophic forest fires of 2015, Jelapat was being kept alongside the road in a tiny cage and was dressed up like a human baby. As is so often the case, Jelapat's 'owner' claimed to have 'found' the orangutan weak and alone by a river bank. This is obviously not the truth. A mother orangutan would never willingly abandon her infant. Jelapat is now thriving in Orangutan Jungle School... learning the skills he will need to live wild and free in the forest!