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    Peni and her mother were tortured by locals - tragically, her mother did not survive the ordeal. Find out how Peni was rehabilitated by IAR and released back into the wild:

    Pelangsi's release into the forest

    The rescued orangutan after his relocation expedition!

    The story of Pelangsi the amputee orangutan is featured in the Huffington Post!

    Orangutan welfare & biodiversity conservation - Karmele Llano Sanchez IAR Indonesia

    Why we started rescuing orangutans in West Kalimantan - Karmele Llano Sanchez

    Have an amazing experience volunteering for orangutans with IAR in Borneo!

    Double trouble! Adorable best friends Gunung & Noel

    Work in progress! A walking tour of IAR's new orangutan rehabilitation centre

    Oscarina and Tulip enjoy some spa treatment! Oscarina and Tulip have a lightly medicated bath to soothe their minor skin irritations. Oscarina especially has improved tremendously since she first arrived at our centre in July 2011.

    International Animal Rescue on BBC South East News 21 June 2012

    Anyin, a sick orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), lies on the floor as it waits to be transported to a hospital, in Pontianak, west Kalimantan province June 23, 2012. The orangutan was stricken with malaria, typhoid, and ulcers when it was taken from its owner, a villager in Kartiasa in Sambas. Anyin will be admitted to the orangutan rehabilitation centre run by the International Animal Rescue (IAR) in Ketapang. Picture taken June 23, 2012.

    Our team in Indonesia fights to save the life of a baby orangutan - the latest victim of the illegal pet trade

    Ongky and friends enjoy splashing about

    Jack and friends play amongst the wood chippings

    Our team in Ciapus show their support for the Save the Tripa Peat Swamps campaign. Find out more at endoftheicons.wor...

    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.

    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 October.

    Spotlight on our orangutan rescue work in Borneo

    Rescued orphans Noel and Gunung have become the best of friends

    However, in spite of PT KAL’s apparent concern about the social and environmental impact of its industry, they are responsible for large numbers of orangutan deaths in the area.

    Mely was snatched from her mother 16 years ago, shackled in chains, tethered on to a tiny verandah as a pet. She had endured seeing her mother shot and her carcass left to rot by a fisherman who wanted to keep her as a pet. ...she was an outcast, fed on raw noodles and chilli powder which left her undernourished and unhealthy. Now the home that will be Mely's until the day she dies is taking shape and will be ready for her to move into later this year.

    Peni with her late mother. Peni was rescued from unspeakable cruelty and brought to IAR’s Centre in Ketapang at the end of October 2010.

    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.