Jumbo: Fall 2014


Rehabilitation Center: BOS Nyaru Menteng
Arrival date: February 16, 2013
Age on arrival: 1 year old
Current age: 2 years old
Gender: Male
Current weight: 6 kg (13.5 lbs)
Previous level: Nursery Group
Current level: Infant Group
Health status: Healthy

Jumbo loves to play in the Infant Forest School. He actively climbs the trees and swings on the ropes. He's very healthy with good eating patterns. He enjoys all kinds of fruits provided by his babysitters.

Now Jumbo often plays alone. In the past, his best friend Cinta usually tagged along or hugged him wherever he went, but now Cinta has grown more confident and no longer clings onto Jumbo. They still sometimes play together, though, both in the trees and with the various enrichment tools. Jumbo loves climbing in the trees and prefers to spend some time playing alone before joining his friends.

Jumbo loves trying new kinds of fruit. He has a huge appetite, which is a sign of a healthy baby orangutans! His daily pattern is to spend some time in the trees playing before coming down to get more fruit. He then goes back up into the trees— sometimes alone or with friends if they are around. Jumbo also loves biting things— and people! Sometimes he bites ehang branches and leaves... and his babysitters!

He is always happy when his babysitters give him the branches and leaves so he can play with them and bite them.

In the late afternoon, the babysitters show Jumbo how to arrange the leaves and branches in his sleeping basket so he can learn how to make a nest. He enjoys setting the leaves and branches into a nest because they make his sleeping basket warmer and more comfortable.

In the evening, after eating his last fruit meal and milk from the babysitters, Jumbo sleeps soundly in his basket, next to his best friend Cinta.

Written by Monica Devi Krisnasari, BOS Adoption Coordinator