Articles and more about Rocky
Budi and Jemmi were recently introduced to some of the other orangutans at baby school for the very first time! Our team has just sent over this fantastic footage and we’re delighted to be able to share it...Read the full article »
“OPERATION ORANGUTAN” – Nat Geo Wild, 8pm ET/PT on 22 April.
USA - Nat Geo WILD is celebrating Earth Day on 22 April with a whole range of programmes about animals. Among them is “Operation Orangutan” which...Read the full article »
We’re celebrating International Orangutan Day today, 19 August, with the release of a portrait of two infant orangutans at our centre in Ketapang, West Borneo. Rocky and Rickina have been inseparable since they completed quarantine and started ‘baby school’ where they are developing the skills...Read the full article »
"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...Read the full article »
A young male orangutan that was surrendered by his owner to the forestry department in Ketapang,West Kalimantan is now receiving treatment and care at IAR’s rescue centre. Very little is known about his circumstances other than that he was being kept in a cage.
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We have received some great news from our centre, Rocky has graduated from baby school into forest school!Rocky was rescued by our team in 2012 when he was about one year old. When he arrived he was extremely malnourished and had very little hair. He was also severely traumatised and needed...Read the full blog post »
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...Read the full blog post »
We had a great start to the year with the release of four orangutans - Ael, Sukma, Santa and Helen. You can read about the releases here: Helen is currently being followed and her progress is monitored every day. She spends most of her day travelling, foraging, making nests, resting and watching...Read the full blog post »
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...Read the full blog post »
From vet Silje RobertsenIn Ketapang we have had a busy month with big changes for some of the animals. Roy and Merah finished their quarantine periods and have been introduced to the babies in our Baby School area. Roy is definitely one of the biggest in this group now, and he play-wrestles for...Read the full blog post »