Orangutans of the Care Center & Quarantine



The Care Center,  located outside the national park, in the village of  Pasir Panjang,
several  hours away from  Camp Leakey,   is operated by  OFI  and  provides tender
loving care, including medical attention, to hundreds of young orangutans who have
been  forcibly  separated   from their  mothers,  mothers who had been killed  during
logging operations,  or by men hunting for bushmeat or for infants for the pet trade.
But  because  private ownership  of an orangutan   is illegal,  most of the orangutans
being held at the Care Center had been confiscated and sent there for rehabilitation.
Hopefully,  someday,  they will be able to  return to the wild - if sufficient orangutan
habitat remains when they are ready to go back. 

Here are images of a small number of the many hundeds of orphans
that are now in, or have passed through, the facilities of OFI.  Some
of  these  orphans,  having spent years there,  and having reached  a
suitable age, have already been released into a forest that is not now
inhabited by wild orangutans - The Lamandau Nature Preserve.       

To view any image larger and captioned, select it,
or see slide show for all.

ALDA
2002
AMANG
1998
AMIN
1998
AMOI
1998
ARLO
1995
ASPEN
1995
BALI,  AMOI,
and HUGH
1998
BANDIT
1996

BAUNG
2002
BEJO
1998
BETTY
1999
BOTAK
1997
BUNCIT
2002
CAROLINE
2002
ENDANG
1996
EWET
2000

HUGH
1999
JIDAN
2002
JIMMY
2002
JOE
2002
JUNICHI
1996
JUSTIN
2000
KIKI 1
1999
KIKI 2
1999
KIMBA
1999

MAYA
2002
MEGAWATI
1999
MICKEY
1997
MONTANA
1998
NOFI
2000
OJEK
1999
PUJI
1999

SANTI
2002
SAPTI
1998
SAWIT
1999
SCHWARZI
1998
SITI
1998
SONYA
2000
TANJUNG
1999
TIFFANY
1997

TORSIDO
1996
TRISTA
2002
UCIL
1999
UMIT
2000
UNTUNG
1997
WINGKY
1998
WIWIN
1998
WOOKIE
2000
YUDA
1997




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