Papa

Papa is a 31-year-old, adult male orangutan cheekpadder who is being cared for at the BOS Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Papa was brought to Samboja Lestari on September 1, 1994, after being repatriated from Taiwan. He was around four years old when he arrived. Unfortunately, medical tests revealed that he had contracted Hepatitis B, meaning he needed to be kept away from other orangutans and housed in a special quarantine enclosure....

It was a miracle when, in 2010, a breakthrough in research showed that the strain of Hepatitis B that Papa had was actually naturally occurring in wild orangutan populations and posed no threat to the safety of other orangutans! This meant a big change for Papa! He is one of the lucky "unreleasable" orangutans. After nearly 30 years along in a cage, he is now getting the chance to enjoy life on a manmade island with three female companions.

Papa will need to be cared for for the rest of his life.... Please help give Papa a quiet life of dignity...

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