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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.

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.

Pelangsi tries to hide under the foliage in his cage whenever the vets approach him

The rescued orangutan after his relocation expedition!

Safe and sound ... an orangutan is rescued | Karmele Llano Sanchez, the executive director of IAR Indonesia, said: "We were appalled at the condition of these orangutans. "All of them had gone through long periods of starvation before we rescued them. "The area where they were found was too small to provide them with sufficient food because the company had cleared most of the forest."

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

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.

A male orangutan with his baby

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

Looking into the eyes of an orangutan.

Rescued infant orangutans International Animal Rescue - Helping animals around the world. Caught my eye because they have openned a new animal rescue and rehab in West Borneo in response to the dessimation of the orangutan population by the palm oil industry. Worth noting that the palm oil plantations usually burn the orangutans alive to get rid of them. Horrific. Please consider supporting this wonderful organization.