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In pictures: Orangutan sanctuary

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation runs a sanctuary in Central Kalimantan, rescuing the endangered animals whose habitat is threatened by plantations and logging concessions.

Young orangutan

Many of the animals rescued are very young. Local farmers often kill their parents for entering plantations in search of food.

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

Orphaned animals need several years of training to survive alone in the forest. Each day they are taken to the forest for activities to help them find food and develop their agility.

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

The centre's staff hide fruit in the branches of trees to help the orangutans learn where to look for it.

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

Their human trainers form close bonds with the animals they look after.

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

The workers here are all local people, and work to raise awareness about the need to preserve the forest.

Clinic at Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

A clinic is on site for sick animals. Hepatitis and diarrhoea are among the diseases being treated.

Young orangutan

These newly-rescued babies are being kept in quarantine before joining the others in forest training.

Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

Grown animals, brought in from the wild, are also kept separate. The centre is over-crowded and some animals are kept in quarantine cages until space can be found.

Files at Borneo's Orangutan Survival Foundation

Every animal who arrives is given a name, and files are kept on every aspect of their time here.

Young orangutan

Every orangutan is put into a "family" of eight apes and two humans, so the youngest animals can develop as naturally as possible. (Words and pictures: Lucy Williamson)




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