The Baby Orangutans At Samboja Lestari Get A New Home!

The Baby Orangutans At Samboja Lestari Get A New Home!

Posted by Leanne Sturrock on 19th Jan 2017

In 2015, the area of Kalimantan in Borneo was left devastated as fires raged across its forests. Alongside horrific habitat loss, a number of mother orangutans were tragically killed, leaving behind many orphaned babies.

The BOSF foundation and the team at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary have since made it their mission to rescue and protect these poor orphaned apes, but such a cataclysmic disaster as this meant that the sanctuary’s capacity was quickly filled. An urgent plan was put into place to create a bigger Baby House for the young orphans, and thanks to donations from around the world, the sanctuary reached its goal, giving a chance of life to its inhabitants.

The construction of the Baby House began last year, with the team working hard to get the house ready as quickly as possible. As a result of this, the rescued orangutans are now able to go through rehabilitation while residing at a safe haven. The nurturing care of the team at Samboja Lestari provides a great amount of confidence to the orangutans, and by receiving this level of care, the babies are able to learn the necessary life skills which will eventually allow them to live in the wild.

Orangutan baby house

Take a look at the baby house – isn’t it coming along fabulously? From March, volunteers will be helping to complete the construction of this area by contributing to the outside play-area for the baby house. On top of this, every volunteer automatically gives a donation to the sanctuary, just by taking part.

Of course, your hard work and support is appreciated more than ever during this tough time. If you would like to take part on a future conservation trip, please head to our Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary page to find your place on a project today.


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