Mely displays stressed behaviours
When you first see this clip of Mely in her cage, you might think she's having great fun. But in fact this is stereotypical behaviour that she developed during all her years chained up. Please help us release Mely by supporting our Mely Appeal.
Baby orangutans are moved into the new International Animal Rescue centre
This short video was filmed in March 2013 by a photographer for the Daily Mail. It shows the rescued baby orangutans being wheeled out to their new forest enclosure. They are put in wheelbarrows because orangutans are not designed for long walks - it is uncomfortable on their four "hands".
To see the new enclosure, visit our Facebook album:http://ow.ly/jVaXx
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International Animal Rescue film shocking scenes of deforestation and starving orangutans
The International Animal Rescue team have rescued several female orangutans from the ravaged forests of Indonesian Borneo. One female was half starved, her frightened baby clinging to her back, while another was lactating, but her baby was missing, presumed dead or stolen after a desperate search.
The footage shows the IAR team and members of the local forestry department (BKSDA) capturing the starving orangutans and translocating them to areas where there is sufficient food for their survival.
Please show your support for the vital work we are doing every day out in the field. Without your donations, these orangutans simply don't stand a chance.
Mimi shows off her nest building skills
This charming footage of one of our older rescued orangutans, Mimi, shows her gathering leaves as she would in the wild. Wild orangutans in the forests build nests high up in the trees to sleep at night, safe from danger and protected from the weather. This is a great sign that Mimi has these instincts, as without these basic skills, she would not be able to return to the wild.
Mimi is available to adopt through our partner, Orangutan Outreach.
This super cute footage of a bouncing Bunga has kept us all entertained! We hope Bunga will soon be bouncing off to our new orangutan rehabilitation centre, where he can put his excellent climbing and swinging skills to the test in some real forest.Find out more about the project here: http://ow.ly/jhhkR
IAR's orangutan babies move to their new home
The long-awaited day when the first of IAR’s rescued orangutans would move to their new accommodation has finally arrived. Eighteen small babies in the care of our team in Indonesia have been moved from the clinic in Ketapang into their new forest home in Sungai Awan, accompanied by their babysitters.
For the past year IAR’s new orangutan rehabilitation and conservation centre has been under construction in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The new buildings and enclosures have been designed to provide all the orangutans in our care with bigger and better facilities where they can build up the strength and skills they will need to survive in the wild.
With Phase 1 close to completion, the babies’ move to the new premises was carried out quickly and efficiently, with minimum stress to the team’s young charges.
Read more here.