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Rocky was surrendered to the Forestry Department and came to the IAR Rescue Centre in October 2012  when he was about one year old.

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Budi and Jemmi make new friends

Taken from Budi and Jemmi make new friends news | 27th April 2015

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...

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IAR’s orangutans and rescue team star in Nat Geo WILD TV Special on Earth Day

Taken from IAR’s orangutans and rescue team star in Nat Geo WILD TV Special on Earth Day news | 21st April 2015

“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...

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International Orangutan Day - 19 August 2014

Taken from International Orangutan Day - 19 August 2014 news | 19th August 2014

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...

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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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Our rescue centre in Ketapang takes in another orphaned orangutan

Taken from Our rescue centre in Ketapang takes in another orphaned orangutan news | 5th October 2012

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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Taken from Rocky graduates to forest school diary | 24th June 2015

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...

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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 We free four orangutans and rescue two more - Jan 2014 update diary | 12th February 2014 by Lisa Burternshaw, volunteer

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...

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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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Taken from October orangutan update from Ketapang diary | 6th November 2012

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...

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