Two orangutans born within two months

Newborn orangutan Dublin with mother Dedek, living in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve. © Orangutan Foundation

We have seen two orangutan births in less than two months. Why is this significant and a reason to celebrate?  Orangutans are critically endangered, a recent report found that orangutan populations on Borneo have declined by 25% over the last 10 years. A shocking statistic. However, in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, orangutan numbers are increasing. Many orangutans now living in this protected forest reserve were rescued as their forest home was destroyed around them or they were orphaned because their mothers had been killed. With our supporter’s generous help we have been able to give them a second chance to live in the wild and they are thriving.

Newborn orangutan Dublin with mother Dedek. © Orangutan Foundation

Volvo was born to rescued mother orangutan, Venty, at the end of May and our most recent newborn is Dublin (named after Dublin Zoo’s recent visit), born to ex-captive mother orangutan, Dedek.

Bornean orangutan, Dedek with her newborn baby, Dublin.© Orangutan Foundation

Female orangutan, Venty with her newborn Volvo. © Orangutan Foundation

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Orangutan Foundation

 

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