Samson and Boboy
DRAMATIC ORANGUTAN RESCUE
We are incredibly grateful to the Department of the Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the many other Indonesian government departments, who have come together to rescue two large male orangutans that were being kept illegally in truly shocking conditions.
Both have been rushed to the IAR orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre where they are receiving life-saving medical care. We are urgently appealing for donations to cover the considerable costs of their emergency veterinary treatment.
The orangutans, named Samson and Boboy, are estimated to be twenty years old and have been rescued from two different locations thanks to the hard work of the Indonesian government. Both the orangutans were likely captured from the wild, forced to be kept as pets and locked up in tiny cages. To see these beautiful majestic apes forced to live in such unsuitable and unacceptable conditions is heartbreaking.
For many years their most basic needs have not been met, and as a result both orangutans will require extensive medical care. Initial checks have shown that they are malnourished which has caused significant disturbances to their growth and development. IAR Indonesia are working to do all they can to give these beautiful orangutans what they need to survive, but they are both in a very serious condition.
We want to express our gratitude to the many government departments who worked so hard to make this rescue operation possible. Thanks to the Central Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the West Kalimantan BKSDA for carrying out this rescue under the guidance and direction of the Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) and the Director of Conservation and Biodiversity (KKH) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Please give what ever you can to provide life-saving treatment to both Samson and Boboy – the team are working around the clock and they need your support.