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News - May 2017

After years chained up alone in a small wooden crate, Amy the orangutan starts making friends

31st May 2017

Amy, who was kept chained up in a small wooden crate, has met others of her own kind for the first time and is rapidly making friends.She was freed by our team after they were alerted to her existence by local group Yaysan Palung. She was taken to our rehabilitation centre in Ketapang and placed in... read more »

Mimi the orangutan makes her way back to the forest

25th May 2017

An orangutan called Mimi has been returned to the rainforests of West Borneo after five and a half years in rehabilitation. She was released into the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBRNP) in a joint operation by our team in Indonesia, in cooperation with the department of Conservation and... read more »

Budi graduates from baby school to forest school!

24th May 2017

Budi was found lying flat on his back, sick and helpless, in a chicken cage in December 2014. He was in an extremely critical condition after being kept as a pet and fed on nothing but condensed milk for ten months. His body was bloated and his limbs were swollen and bent from malnutrition. At... read more »

Illegal wildlife traders caught red-handed by police in Indonesia

18th May 2017

An operation carried out by the Quick Reaction Forestry Police (SPORC) and the West Kalimantan Police Department to catch illegal wildlife traffickers trading on social media has led to the arrest of two suspects. Evidence recovered from the scene where the men were apprehended included a number of... read more »

Thirty critically endangered slow lorises return to freedom in the rainforest.

12th May 2017

Thirty Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) seized by police in Indonesia have been released in the Mount Ciremai National Park in West Java.The 18 females and 12 males were confiscated in seizures in January 2016, September 2016, October 2016 and January 2017 and have undergone rehabilitation... read more »

Malta police under investigation over incident involving BBC journalist Chris Packham

9th May 2017

International Animal Rescue Malta  has learned that the police officers involved in the incident  with BBC journalist and naturalist Chris Packham earlier this month which led to him being taken to Court are themselves now under investigation regarding their behaviour.An investigation is under way... read more »

Indonesian Team Rescue a captive orangutan from a dark wooden box

3rd May 2017

After two years shut up in a dark wooden box, an orangutan in West Borneo has finally been freed and taken to our rescue centre for treatment and rehabilitation. All he knew of the outside world were the sounds of people passing by and the occasional visit from the man who held him prisoner. When... read more »

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