IAR'S TEAM IN INDONESIA CARRIES OUT THE FIRST ORANGUTAN RESCUE OF 2014
Our Human-Orangutan Conflict team in Indonesia have carried out their first rescue operation of 2014. On 12th January they rescued a male orangutan in Kali Baru, roughly 7km from the IAR Orangutan Centre in Sei Awan. The team have named him Kaliba.
There had been a number of sightings of the orangutan on a coconut plantation but whenever the rescue team went to look for him he was nowhere to be found. Then on 31st December local villagers reported that he was once again in the area of the plantation and expressed fears that he might harm them.
However, when the rescue team arrived the orangutan was very quiet and gentle and they only needed a blowpipe to sedate him.
Kaliba is now in the quarantine section of our Rescue Centre and will soon be released into a safe new area of forest far from human habitation where there is a plentiful supply of food.