Chill outs & BOS

BORNEO ORANGUTAN SURVIVAL

The topic of sustainability should not end with our work. We also want to take responsibility for nature and the environment beyond that. One of our projects is the cooperation with the organization Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS). On the one hand, we support BOS with sponsorships and donations, on the other hand, we want to help the topic of orangutan protection to become more visible.

WHY ORANGUTAN PROTECTION?

Tropical rainforests are the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. It is not for nothing that they are also called the green lungs of the earth. Rescuing animals and rehabilitating them in stations is not enough to save a species from extinction. If you want to practice sustainable species protection, you also have to protect the habitat. Palm oil, mining and timber companies are transforming the last remaining tropical forests into mono plantations, sandy deserts or barren grass steppes. In order to be able to give the rehabilitated orangutans a future, the last rainforests must be protected. The BOS Foundation has set this as a long-term goal. More information about BOS and their projects can be found atr www.orangutan.de

 

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Monita's story

Like many other orangutans, monita was kept as a pet. Thanks to an anonymous tip, she was freed by BOS and the nature conservation authority. It is common for families to take in orangutan babies and treat them like a living doll, dressing them in clothes and feeding them inappropriate scraps of food.

Monita was only 3 months old when she was taken to Nyaru Menteng sanctuary. There she was given veterinary care. After 2 months of quarantine with her babysitter, she was finally allowed to join the others in the baby group and was able to make new friends there.

Monita is now 4 years old and goes to forest school. She is a real temperament bundle. She weighs 17 kg and is very healthy. She is particularly talented at climbing tall trees and building nests.

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Bumi's story

When bumi was found in 2016, he was just 2 weeks old. He still had a fresh wound on his stomach where the umbilical cord once connected him to his mother. The little one was very weak and traumatized.

During the first few nights at the rescue center, he often woke up screaming for his mother. He was given antibiotics to keep his umbilical wound from becoming infected and the babysitters on the ward kept their eyes on him. A cuddly toy also helped to calm him down.

Thanks to the loving care, he was finally able to sleep through the night again and at most cried for a bottle when he was hungry.

Today Bumi is 5 years old and in great shape. Like Monita, he goes to forest school. Bumi already has a girlfriend, Tuti a wild female orangutan who is no longer dependent on her mother. She likes to spend her time near the forest school group. Bumi and Tuti get along particularly well.

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Topan's story

Little Topan was rescued from illegal captivity by the BOS Foundation in 2017. She was approximately 8 months old and only weighed 1.5 kg. Starving and dying of thirst, she was immediately taken to Nyaru Menteng's intensive care unit.

After a week of care, she was able to go to the quarantine station with the other babies. Even though she was doing much better physically, the loss of her mother was very difficult for her.

The babysitters from BOS gradually gave her back the maternal security and took care of her with full dedication. The heap of misery blossomed into a wild little monkey girl.

Topan is now 6 years old. Her favorite pastime is swinging from tree to tree on lianas.

In the forest school, Topan mostly travels alone. That's a pity, because social contacts also have to be trained. She only meets at the feeding station with her best friends, Monita and Alejandra. Topan is well on the way to becoming an independent orangutan.

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Taymur's story