Residence of Tebang Kacang, Sungai Raya, Kubu Raya, captured a wild female orangutan that entered a palm oil plantation. The  poor orangutan is caught eating palm oil fruit. Fortunately, a student from University of Tanjungpura, who happened in this area for student study service, saw this animal-human conflict and decided to report this accident to the Dean of Forestry Faculty University of Tanjungpura.  The Dean then reported this accident to West Kalimantan Nature Conservancy Agency (BKSDA) office.  

West Kalimantan BKSDA task force immediately came to the scene and rescued the orangutan. Maya, one of the BKSDA veterinarian who have attended SOC medical training a couple months ago, join the team. They anesthetized that ape and transferred to the transport cage and taken to the SOC in Sintang. According to Maya, the orangutan was in bad condition. She was malnourished, dehydrated, traumatized and very weak. She seems to be starving and moved from nearby degraded forest into plantation in searching for food only to be captured by villagers.


The team brought the orangutan to SOC in the evening. They arrived at Sintang at July, 28 2019 in the morning the next day.  SOC Veteranian and medical team immediately examined the physical and psychological condition of the orangutan. SOC team hope that this orangutan will recover immediately and can be soon release to the SOC orangutan release site at Betung Kerihun National Park.
Photos: BKSDA Task force team and SOC team.