When 48 becomes 50: two baby orangutans at Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Center

Towards the end of last year we posted on the anticipated release of 200 orangutans from the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Center in Central Kalimantan to the protected Baktikop forest. Their departure provided more room for 48 new residents from Thailand (which recently became 50 new residents).

Willie Smits (Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Center) reports:

“Two of the orangutans have given birth, both to male babies”

It has been discovered, since their arrival at the Center, that many are dealing with tuberculosis and hepatitis. Fortunately,

“The mothers and the bab[ies] are healthy.”

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