Jackie the orangutan

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Jackie is a 22-year old female orangutan who according to the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), “spent most of the last two decades “spoilt” with junk food in Ranau”. In March this year Jackie was transferred to the Lok Kawi Wildlife … Continued

Your urgent help needed in Aceh, Sumatra

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The Indonesian government wants to clear 1.2 million hectares of protected virgin rainforest on Sumatra island, Indonesia. East Asia Minerals, a Canadian mining company, is one of the major backers of this proposal, which is expected to be approved in … Continued

Questions on Rasa Ria remain unanswered

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Questions on Rasa Ria remain unanswered December 3, 2012 FMT LETTER: From  Suzanne Vigenser (Australia), via e-mail Why won’t the Sabah Wildlife Department answer questions regarding treatment of orangutans at Rasa Ria. To the director, Dr Laurentius Ambu, why have … Continued

Some joy for Ragunan zoo orangutans

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Friends of the Orangutans and Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) recently provided some enrichment for eight orangutans at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia. The eight were provided with Kong toys stuffed with chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. Check out some … Continued