Background Story

Krismon is being cared for by Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in Sumatra, Indonesia. His mother was killed in 1997, and he was kept illegally as a pet by a member of the Indonesian army and his family. When Krismon was an infant, the family treated him as a human child, keeping him in the house and even taking him on family vacations. Once he began to grow, however, they placed him into a small, rusted cage, and fed him a diet consisting mainly of rice. This is where Krismon remained until his rescue on May 30, 2016. Read more about Krismon's history in this article on Mongabay.

Krismon Today

Krismon is considered an "unreleasable" orangutan. Due to being kept in a cramped cage for so many years, Krismon has weakness in his legs and a variety of chronic health issues. It would simply not be safe for Krismon to attempt to live freely in the forest. SOCP has committed to providing this special big boy with lifetime care. After seven years at the SOCP Quarantine Center, Krismon’s new home at the SOCP Orangutan Haven is ready to welcome him! This incredible sanctuary is comprised of a number of naturalistic islands surrounded by water moats, on which the orangutans will live. The islands are heavily vegetated and have abundant climbing structures including ropes, nets, raised platforms and hammocks. Krismon has always loved spending time on his platform looking around the Quarantine Center and we know he will love his new view!

Krismon may live for another 25 – 30 years. By symbolically adopting him, you will help assure he receives the quality care and peaceful life he deserves.

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This is the horrific cage where Krimson was illegally kept until he was rescued in 2016.