The Baby Playground Is Complete At Samboja Lestari - The Great Projects Volunteers Hard Work Pays Off!

The Baby Playground Is Complete At Samboja Lestari - The Great Projects Volunteers Hard Work Pays Off!

Posted by Connor Whelan on 3rd Jul 2017

After months of planning and construction the new baby playground for the young apes beginning their rehabilitation at Samboja Lestari has been completed and it is now awaiting its new residents! Kate, the volunteer coordinator at the project, has been kind enough to send us some pictures of volunteers putting on the finishing touches to the playground so let's take a closer look!

Volunteers Building a platform

The young orangutans need a lot of different structures to ensure they are enriched mentally and here are some volunteers painting a new structure!

Orangutan climbing platform#

Some of the structures are a little higher than others!

Cement mixing

Cementing is one of the tougher jobs at the site, but that did not stop these volunteers from getting stuck in.

Ironwood in Borneo

As you can see moving ironwood takes a lot of effort as these poles are very heavy!

Enrichment Pole

These poles are used to encourage climbing behaviours in the young apes as tasty fruits and other treats can be placed in the baskets.

Volunteer in a hammock

It is only fair that after all of that hard work the volunteers get the chance to relax, and what better place to do that in than once of the orangutans hammocks!

Orangutan career

Even Wik Wik, a member of the team at Samboja, got in on the act and relaxed in one of the orangutans new baskets!

Group of volunteers

We want to say a big thank you to our latest group of Samboja volunteers for completing the baby playground, and of course another big thank you to all of our previous volunteers who helped to get the ball rolloing!


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