The final leg of their journey to freedom relied heavily on 4WD vehicles, boats, and strong porters to lift the transport cages carrying them to the release points in the forest. Despite the challenges, our dedicated team managed to reach the release location in just over 20 hours!
Allow me to introduce you to some friends! Say hello to mother Jubaedah and baby Jubaedi, who currently reside at our Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
On 25 March 2019, residents of Guntung village in the province of East Kalimantan reported to local authorities a sighting of two orangutans in nearby trees. Our team set off from the centre early the next day on a rescue mission.
The rescue operation went smoothly, but heartbreakingly, a health examination revealed that mother Jubadeah had deep lacerations on her head and fingers. X-ray results later confirmed that she also had five bullets lodged in her body. Our specialist veterinarians performed surgery to carefully remove some of the bullets and reset her broken bones.
Today, mother Jubaedah, estimated to be around 20 years of age, is an active and inquisitive resident of our rescue centre. Her son, Jubaedi, thought to be between 2-3 years old, weighs a healthy seven kilograms and has started learning to forage for his own food.
If we exceed our fundraising goal of $18,000, overflow funds will be used to support our operations that continue to give freedom to more orangutans and build new sanctuary homes for orangutans unable to survival in the wild, among other conservation activities.
Following their release, Jubaedah & Jubaedi and Titon will be monitored by our dedicated team to track how well they are thriving in their new environment.
Your donation will not only help release them to the wild, but ensure they remain safe and free in the forest. Thank you!
Dr. Jamartin Sihite,
CEO of BOS Foundation