VIDEO: Susanne’s Journey to Forest Freedom
Date Posted: June 29, 2023
Susanne was rescued by the BOS Foundation and brought to Nyaru Menteng on 11 October 2017. She had been kept as an illegal pet in a small village. She was approximately 3.5 years old and weighed 6.1 kg.
After passing quarantine, she attended Forest School with other orangutans her age. She passed all levels and, on 12 November 2021, put her skills to the test during the pre-release stage of rehabilitation on Badak Besar Island.
Susanne is now 10 years old and is finally ready to enjoy true freedom in a natural forest. She was released along with several friends in June 2023.