Deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra, as well as poaching and the illegal pet trade, threaten the remaining orang stock.
Orangeja has been released into the wild in Indonesia from two rehabilitation centers after a break of about a year.
The reason for the break has been a coronavirus pandemic: there has been no desire to expose oranges that have been rehabilitated to coronavirus during transport. For this reason, the Orangis released on 16 February were transported to their destinations by helicopter for part of the way, avoiding the villages.
A total of ten Borneon ranks were released into the rainforest to their original habitats: five males, two females, and a third female with her two pups. The news agencies Reuters and AFP, among others, report the matter.
Orangit end up in rehabilitation centers for many reasons, but the common factor is often human.
For example, a female named Nenuah, now released at the age of 19, was brought to the center as early as 2006 from Thailand, The BOS organization informs.
At the same time, 47 oranges arrived with Nenuah, of whom only six individuals have so far been released. According to the organization, the rest of the oranges will never get back to nature because they have not learned the skills needed in nature at the rehabilitation center. They lack skills because they have fallen into people’s hands at a young age.
One of the male rangers, Bali, was rescued from the plantation in poor condition at a rehabilitation center at the age of only four months without his mother – ammunition was found encapsulated under its skin, and his left leg was fractured. The orangi weighed less than three pounds at the time.
Orangutans have also been brought to the rehabilitation center from a small strip of forest surrounded by crops. There were fears that farmers would have harmed the animals. Orangutans may end up feeding on crops if they cannot find natural food for themselves.
Orangeja was liberated in both the central and eastern parts of Kalimantan National Park on the island of Borneo. The video shows what the operation was like to move the animals.
The Conservation Organization says on their website released a total of 478 oranges into the wild since 2012.
Orangutans are highly endangered.