Orangutans of The Lamandau Nature Preserve




The Lamandau Nature Preserve, consisting of two former orangutan-free logging
concessions,  is a 293-square-mile wildlife sanctuary established by the Indonesian
government in  1998  after intensive lobbying by  Dr. Galdikas  for a place to send
ex-captive orangutans readyfor a life in the wild,  in order to avoid releasing them
into the  Tanjung Puting National Park,  where they would compete for food with
the orangutans already there and,  possibly,  expose them to new diseases. Late in
1999, the first  group  of  rehabilitants was transported to the  Preserve  from  the
Orangutan Care Center & Quarantine.  As of October of 2004,  there were about
75  of them at Lamandau.



Here are a few of the rehabilitants

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GORZITZE
1997
2004
LEO
1997
1997
2004
DONO
2000
2004

KIKI 2
1999
2004
MOCHTAR
1994
1996
2000
2004

RUDI
1996
2004
OKUDA
1996
2002
MAYA
2002
PAULA
1998

JEFFREY
1995
1997
1999
2000
RUTA
1999
2004

PERTH
1996
1998
1999
2000
BOBBI
1996
2002
w/BIMA
2005

HENI
1996
1998
2000
ROBBI
1996
1997
1998
1999


SOMALIA
1994
1994
1994
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1998




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