Pool party anyone?! Have a super Sunday! 💦🌞💛 These orangutans are orphans undergoing rehabilitation, they are not nor ever should be #pets Enter our competition to win a trip to #Borneo which includes a stay at Nyaru Menteng, home of #OrangutanJungleSchool 🎉✈🚙🌴 Enter on our website and good luck! orangutanfreedom.org
Sweet Mema is an orphan undergoing rehabilitation at #OrangutanJungleSchool She was found alone in an area of burnt forest and handed in to Nyaru Menteng in June 2016. 💛 🎓 🌳 #NotAPet #Rescue #Release #OrangutanFreedom
Until we can be assured that it's sustainably produced ... #PalmOil #SaveTheOrangutan
Reposted from @bosfoundation - To keep his weight down, Beni’s surrogate mothers must give him leafy greens and vegetables. #Beni has come up with five ways to keep his mind off his beloved bananas. 😂🍌💛 #SaveOrangutans #OrangutanJungleSchool #OJS
Jelapat was rescued because a BOS staff member saw a photo of him on Facebook which had been posted by a local villager who was illegally keeping him as a #pet. This individual claimed to have found him wandering alone in an area which had recently been devastated by forest fires. Sadly, Jelapat's mother undoubtedly perished in the fires or was killed intentionally, and as at 18 months old Jelapat showed no natural behaviours, he'd clearly been imprisoned for a while. Jelapat was kept in that small cage by a busy road which must have been a terrifying experience for him. Poignantly, when rescued Jelapat was wearing a babygro which had 'Mummy loves me' written on it. We know that's not 'cute' to dress an orangutan in this way, but unfortunately the people passing by Jelapt's cage probably saw his situation as normal. There are many orangutans being illegally held captive as pets in Indonesia who are still waiting to be found, and the BOS rescue team is always ready to go should a tip-off come in and their community outreach projects greatly help in this regard. Jelapat is undergoing rehabilitation at #OrangutanJungleSchool, and will hopefully one day return to the wild in protected #forests 🌳 Enter our competition to see BOS's work, meet the staff, view the orangutans and witness the incredible moment of #OrangutanFreedom as rehabilitated adults are returned to the wild. Follow the link and good luck! orangutanfreedom.org
Did you hear that we have a spectacular prize to give away? 🎉 ✈🌳 🚙 🚤 Includes: a guided tour of both BOS rescue centres, hanging out at #OrangutanJungleSchool and accompanying the team on an orangutan release mission! You can also show your support by making and sharing your own picture on your social media accounts, how to do that is also in the competition link orangutanfreedom.org or use our website in bio above. You can use one of the photos provided like Ben and Cheryl have done or go your own way like Bjorn and Lesley, just please use the hashtag > #OrangutanFreedom when you post it and $1 will be donated to BOS! Thank you and good luck!
We had a fantastic weekend @Vegfest Brighton made all the better by receiving these photos from one of our happy raffle winners, Henry. He’s also sent us the sweetest thank you messages, and is planning on learning Indonesian now so that he can ‘talk to the orangutans’ when he visits Borneo one day! It's clear that Henry's an #OrangutanWarrior in the making! 💛💪 Photos published with parent's permission.
Giving the transport a tune up ready for the week ahead at #OrangutanJungleSchool 😉 Orangutans are being killed due to human conflict associated with #deforestation for #PalmOil #Mining #Logging and #Poaching. These babies are orphans undergoing rehabilitation, orangutans are not nor should ever be #pets
Yesterday we posted a photo of Jacqui with her friend Rona, this is Jacqui's story. On January 12, 2017, the Nyaru Menteng rescue team set out to rescue an orphan who was reported to have been 'found alone' by a local villager. On arrival back at base, an examination revealed that Jacqui was around 1 year old and weighed 2.6 kilograms, and X-rays showed that fortunately she had no fractures or internal injuries, but she did have an open wound on her stomach and was in a fragile state. Under the intensive care of the medical team, Jacqui’s stomach injury healed, and after passing quarantine, she joined the Nursery Group. Having now overcome her initial shyness, Jacqui's climbing ability, independence and intelligence continue to impress, and she's a star student at #OrangutanJungleSchool whose future looks bright! Orangutans are being killed due to human conflict associated with #deforestation for #PalmOil #Mining #Logging and #Poaching. Orangutans are not nor should ever be #pets