Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
Jan 11, 2016

First orangutan rescue of 2016 a success

The orangutan was safely sedated
The orangutan was safely sedated

The first orangutan rescue of the year took place yesterday.

The HOCRU team (together with BKSDA government officials) rescued a female orangutan isolated in a rubber plantation in Kedaung village. Local farmers reported that the orangutan had been wandering around their plantation for months, cut off from being able to return to the Leuser Ecosystem.

Yesterday the HOCRU team managed to safely sedate and translocate the orangutan, and released her on the same day into the Leuser forests.

Last year, the rescue team saved 29 orangutans from life threatening situations: 19 were rescued from conflict situations, and 10 from the illegal pet trade.

They are a lifeline for many orangutans in Sumatra. It is extremely important that our team is able to continue to be in the field monitoring conflict situations and/or isolated forest patches containing orangutans, so that these smaller but still vital populations are not lost.

Thank you for your invaluable support of this vital work. Please consider setting up a monthly donation or sharing this project with your friends and family.

Dr Ricko, the team's vet prepares the tranquiliser
Dr Ricko, the team's vet prepares the tranquiliser
The orangutan is carried to safety
The orangutan is carried to safety
The orangutan is released to the Leuser Ecosystem
The orangutan is released to the Leuser Ecosystem
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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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