Updates on our adopted Orangutans

by (Osteopath & Exercise Scientist)


Nita arrived at the Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre when she was between 1.5 and 2 years old. She is now 7 and doing very well.

Nita is loving her food and is very healthy. She has been attending forest school and walks hand in hand with the babysitters. She is an active and smart orangutan, who climbs tress and swings from branch to branch.

She is a bit lazy when it comes to going to school because she prefers to explore without supervision, but without her schooling, she won’t learn the vital skills she needs to survive in the wild, so the babysitters make sure she goes.

Nita tends to play by herself, but one day she spied another group from forest school playing in big puddles, and decided to join them. She had a ball!

Nita is well on her way to rehabilitation and already showing natural orangutan behaviours.

Full a full description, read the BOS update on Nita nita november 2013


Dodo arrived at the Samboja Lestari rehabilitation centre between 11 and 12 months old. He is now between 6 and 7 years old and very cheeky.

With his ‘ground gang’ mates Raymond, Totti and Derek, Dodo loves to play, bite and wrestle. He has also been attending forest school and has been playing a lot in the trees.

Dodo has just had a cold which is why he’s lost a little bit of weight, but he is fully recovered now and back to his mischievous ways. He is very curious. Every newcomer to Samboja Lestari, whether it’s a guest or new employee, will be followed everywhere by Dodo!

Despite his mischievous behaviour, Dodo is making remarkable progress. He climbs tall trees frequently, does most of his activities
in the trees, and builds nests. Seeing this progress is encouraging and we strongly believe he will one day be ready to have a bright future in the wild.

Full a full description, read the BOS update on Dodo dodo november 2013

by (Osteopath & Exercise Scientist) on 26th November 2013 |

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