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Samson and Boboy


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.

Please give what you can to care for Samson and Boboy!

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.

Donate today!


could provide a nutritious meal suitable for an orangutan!


could go towards the urgent veterinary care these two orangutans desperately need


could go towards our community outreach programmes and help end the private ownership of orangutans


a month could help us provide life-saving medicine to orangutans in need


a month could go towards the ongoing costs of monitoring an orangutan post-release


could go towards the long term physical therapy these orangutans will need after years in confinement

If you have any problems making a donation, or any queries about your donation and our projects, please email us at [email protected]

​In the event that we are successful in achieving our target for a specific appeal or rescue project, any excess funds from your kind donation will be used by International Animal Rescue to help other animals in similar need.