The main goal of the Orangutan Conservation Programme is to rehabilitate as many orangutans as possible and to reintroduce them into the wild.
Sometimes a mother isn’t capable of caring for her little one. All the better when someone notices and takes action.
An essential component of all our efforts to conserve Sumatra’s rainforests is our work with communities living at or near the forest edge.
She will go into history of the Orangutan Conservation Programme as the youngest orangutan ever brought to our Quarantine and Rehabilitation Centre.
Fortunate in difficult times: Thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign on the Wemakeit platform 38.000 francs were raised.
We need your support – and now would be best! Within a month, we should collect CHF 20`000 for three new orangutan enclosures at our quarantine and rehabilitation station.
The orangutans are one of our closest relatives, with about 97 percent of their DNA identical to ours.
Every day our team at the rescue and rehabilitation station on Sumatra keeps the orangutans busy with self-made toys.
The orangutan patients Hope and Ipi were operated on February 2nd by our local veterinary team on Sumatra. Swiss surgeon Dr. Andreas Messikommer provided additional support.
Since last December, eight orangutans, some of them very young, have been brought to the rehabilitation station of our orangutan conservation programme. We present the new arrivals.