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Ujil, whose rescue we had to reluctantly abandon the first time around due to aggression and threats of violence from his owner, is now safely in our care.

Ujil, whose rescue we had to reluctantly abandon the first time around due to aggression and threats of violence from his owner, is now safely in our care.

Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra

Lone Dröscher Nielsen established the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans with the goal of a return to some sort of wild life. It is now the largest primate rescue project in the world, with more than 600 orangutans in its care.

The rescued orangutan after his relocation expedition!

Pelangsi, who was rescued from a snare where he was trapped for 10 days without food or water, tries to hide under the foliage in his cage whenever the vets approach him.

Orangutan releases - Welcome ‘home’ Hamzah and Berlian! Enjoy the forest!

Orangutan & Baby

Towards the end of 2010, thanks to support from a generous donor, IAR was able to purchase 24 hectares (60 acres) of land in Ketapang, Western Borneo, not far from our existing emergency rescue centre. Planning permission was granted for a rehabilitation facility that would house up to 100 orangutans at a time and architect's plans were drawn up and approved. The building project was put out to tender in August 2011 and construction of the perimeter fencing and access roads commenced in Octo...

Looking into the eyes of an orangutan.

IAR cares for a growing number of orangutans at it's emergency rescue centre in West Kalimantan, Borneo. The centre is reaching full capacity and IAR is working hard to build a permanent centre to enable them to rescue many more orangutans, who are rapidly losing their homes to the growing spread of palm oil plantations.

Bravo to Jessica McKelson, who happens to be a trustee of Orangutan Land Trust!

Portrait of an orangutan.

Birute Galdikas has dedicated her life to the study of Orangutans and is considered the third of Leakey's angels.

Orangutan by rogermbyrne, via Flickr

Puluh lives at Chester Zoo with his two ladies and 4 of their 6 children. He's a lovely gentle orangutan and a great dad. He has a grand-daughter in Budapest. www.chesterzoo.org

The orangutans are known for their intelligence, long arms and reddish-brown hair. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutans spend nearly all of their time in the trees. They are more solitary than the other apes, with males and females generally coming together only to mate. Mothers stay with their babies until the offspring reach an age of six or seven years. Fully mature males can be distinguished by the...

Rescuers freed 10-month-old Noel from a small wooden cage in Siduk, Indonesia. He was locked up by locals after his home was destroyed during the construction of a new oil plantation. Noel is now being looked after at the Ketapang Rescue Centre in Borneo, Indonesia.

Wow!! Photo by german photographer Volker..

Amazing Orangutan Photo: The Standoff Copyright Orangutan Outreach http://redapes.org

The only two surviving orangutan species are found in the rainforest of Borneo and Sumatra. Both are endangered. #habitatdestruction