Bombom now no longer needs to live in his narrow wooden cage. For the past 4 years, he has lived in a 1.5 x 0.5 x 1 square meter wooden enclosure. He is a 5 years old male bornean orangutan. By his owner, Bombom is treated like a human. He was fed human food such as rice, vegetables, fruit and milk, and was also often bathed and invited to play with his family’s keepers while he wasn’t in his cage. Since childhood, Bombom has been kept by humans. Initially, he was raised by a man from Tanah Pinoh Barat sub-district, Melawi, West Kalimantan before sold to the new owner. 
Fortunately, one of the Melawi KPH (Forest Management Unit) staff caught Bombom in his cage. He immediately reported his findings to SOC. The SOC investigation team immediately drove to the location on Monday, August 19, 2019. The location was in Tanjung Pasir, Suka Maju Village, Tanah Pinoh District, Melawi Regency, West Kalimantan, about 5 hours by car from the SOC in Sintang . The investigation team met the family who cared Bombom to hand over the orangutan. 
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the SOC team together with the BKSDA section II Sintang region picked up Bombom. The male orangutan was taken out of his cage which he would no longer occupy. The results of the medical examination showed that Bombom was healthy. The animal is then taken to SOC. At the SOC quarantine center in Sintang, the health of the orangutan will be examined more thoroughly. BKSDA and SOC staff also coordinate and ask for assistance from Kota Baru Police Station to fight illegal trade. Illegal trade is one of the biggest threats of orangutan’s survival. Yet the orangutan still the most traded primate in the world. Bombom is now free and has the opportunity to become a whole wild orangutan even though he may not even know what it’s like to be a wild orangutan.