Tom first milestone!

Tom, a little baby boy orangutan, recently was introduced by our caretakers to trees. At the first time he was too affraid to climb alone. He cried out loud and decided to climb down the tree and back to the caretakers.

The second chance, our caretaker climbed the tree first and finally Tom followed her and sat on her lap. For some moment Tom just sat down and observed the tree. When he already got used to, he started to explore the tree (climbed up and down, brachiate) alone but still he always looked back to make sure that the caretaker was still there.

It was a great milestone for Tom to begin his long journey of rehabilitation process at SOC till he can back to his trully home in the forest.

Text and picture provided by Sintang Orangutan Center ®