watch out - here the first three go back to where they belong

And the next three candidates are ready for protected freedom

Text from the Sintang team:

We have released 3 more orangutans back into the wild!

On the 19th of April Bembi, Joy and Molly got released in Betung Kerihun national park, which is over 800.000 hectares of pristine rainforest.

Within not time they managed to find all sorts of food in their new home and Molly couldn´t get enough of making various nests along the day.

At the end of the day heavy rain was pooring down the sky till the orangutans as well as the monitoring team were soaking wet. Through the many raindrops the monitoring team still managed to see all three of them making a nest up in the trees, close together and not far from the release site.  Bembi customized one of Molly´s nests.

For the next few weeks they will be observed by the monitoring team to be sure they are behaving like wild orangutans and successfully released.

Releasing orangutans back into the wild is not only important for the three orangutans, but also for the survival of the orangutan species.

Watch the short video here:

 

 

Video provided by the Sintang Orang Utan Center www.soc.or.id