An Update From The IAR Orangutan Project!

An Update From The IAR Orangutan Project!

Posted by Leanne Sturrock on Nov 22, 2017

We recently spoke to Matt, the volunteer coordinator at the IAR Orangutan Project, to see what volunteers have been up to recently. See how they have been improving the lives of orangutans throughout the last couple of months!

'So, over the last month or so, the volunteers have built a new bridge and installed a new feeding platform in forest school. They have also worked on the build for the new slow loris cages and made enrichment installations for these. They have been painting the large orangutan cages in Socialisation and making new hammocks.

Baby orangutan eating

They have helped install the new electric fence on the new island, and have also worked on repairing the perimeter fence. The volunteers have also been replacing sections of the boardwalk through baby school so that the babies pass safely in the wheelbarrows. All the wood used, of course, involves lots of sanding and varnishing.They have been kept very busy!

Volunteer working

Coming up soon, we will be making a new bridge over to the newest of our orangutan islands. We’re also in the process of building a new education centre to house our amazing volunteers - so stay tuned to see how we get on!'

We've been sent some more images of the volunteers hard at work, so take a look!

Volunteer working

Those enclosures don't build themselves!

Volunteer working

Many hands make light work!

Volunteers in rainforest

And of course, the orangutans are very photogenic so the opportunity to take a picture should never be missed!

If you want to learn more about this amazing project, take a look at the project page and learn about all things orangutan!


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