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Melky Saving animals from suffering around the world


Melky was rescued from Pontianak in 2010 when he was about 3 years old.  Melky was unable to climb a tree when he first came to the centre, so has a lot of orangutan skills to learn in order to survive in the wild.

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IAR's Orangutans and Rescue Team Set to Star in TV Special

Taken from IAR's Orangutans and Rescue Team Set to Star in TV Special news | 2nd June 2014

"ORANGUTAN RESCUE: BACK TO THE WILD" - Next Screening: Nat Geo Wild, AUSTRALIA 8.30pm on Sunday 29 June

A documentary scheduled to air on Nat Geo WILD TV follows the team at International Animal Rescue’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in West Borneo as they work to save...

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Taken from June 2014 Orangutan Update - Jojo and Joyce are kept happy and our two new arrivals settle in diary | 21st July 2014

Jojo (pictured) was moved from quarantine to a socialisation cage a couple of months ago, but his close proximity to the centre’s dominant male, Monte, was leading to some aggression. To keep both the big boys happy, we moved Jojo to another socialisation cage, but being a very inquisitive...

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Taken from December 2012 Update from the International Animal Rescue Orangutan Centre in Ketapang diary | 3rd January 2013 by by Vet Christine Nelson

The biggest news in December was, of course, the long-awaited release of Pelangsi into his new  forest home.  A lot of hard work and preparation went into that day, but the team effort paid off and his fond farewell was a terrific achievement.  Behavioral observations are underway and assessments...

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