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China-backed hydro dam threatens world's rarest orangutan

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals in total

THREATENED. This handout picture from the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) taken on August 11, 2018 shows a Tapanuli orangutan in the Batang Toru rainforest, its only known habitat, on Sumatra island. Photo by Nanang Sujana/Sumatran Orangutan Conservation/AFP

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The Guinness Book of Records notes Puan – born in 1956 – as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild.

PUAN. Handout photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows Sumatran orangutan known as Puan, which is Indonesian for lady, at Perth Zoo where she has lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. File photo by Alex Asbury/Perth Zoo/AFP

Hari Konservasi Kehidupan Liar Sedunia: 5 orangutan dilepasliarkan

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Yayasan BOS kembali melepasliarkan orangutan ke Hutan Kehje Sewen di Kutai Timur, Kaltim, pada Hari Konservasi Kehidupan Liar Sedunia

Ilustrasi. Yayasan BOS bekerjasama dengan BKSDA Kaltim melepasliarkan 5 orangutan pada Hari Konservasi Kehidupan Liar Sedunia, 4 Desember 2017. Foto dari orangutan.or.id

Ayo, kenalan sama 5 orangutan yang dilepasliarkan ini

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Ayo, kenalan dulu sama kelima orangutan ini, karena masing-masing ternyata memiliki ceritanya sendiri, lho

Foto dari Yayasan BOS

LOOK: There's a newly discovered great ape species in Indonesia

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

'It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years'

NEW SPECIES. A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape. AFP PHOTO / SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION PROGRAMME / JAMES ASKEW

Orangutan Tapanuli menjadi kategori baru orangutan di Indonesia

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Indonesia sekarang mempunyai tiga "spesies' orangutan: Orangutan Borneo, Orangutan Sumatera, dan Orangutan Tapanuli

No dog's life for elderly animals in Singapore Zoo

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:42 PM

As with humans, animal populations in developed countries are living longer, putting a strain on healthcare resources, with experts warning animal enclosures in Asia are ill-equipped to handle the burden

AGING. This photograph taken on September 20, 2017 shows the Wildlife Reserves Singapore medical team checking on Kima the cheetah at the Singapore Zoo. Photo by  Roslan Rahman/AFP

Berpose bersama orangutan, Luna Maya dikecam

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Luna Maya tampil di sampul majalah pernikahan bersandingan dengan beberapa satwa langka termasuk orangutan

KONTROVERSI. Foto Luna Maya bersandingan dengan orangutan menuai kontroversi dari netizen dan aktivis lingkungan. Foto dari akun Instagram @BOSfoundation

Anggota Brimob serahkan orangutan 3 bulan setelah razia

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:15 PM

BKSDA Aceh mengatakan pihak aparat terindikasi sengaja memelihara satwa yang dilindungi

BINATANG DILINDUNGI. Seorang anggota Brimob di Aceh menyerahkan seekor bayi orangutan kepada BKSDA setempat setelah memeliharanya selama lebih tiga bulan. Foto oleh BKSDA Aceh

Kembali ke habitat, orangutan melahirkan bayi laki-laki

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Induk orangutan disita dari aparat negara di Alue Bilie Aceh pada 2009

BKSDA Aceh sita orangutan yang dipelihara petani

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Populasi orangutan di Provinsi Aceh mencapai 6600 ekor

Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) Aceh menyita satu orangutan Sumatera berkelamin betina di Dusun Reformasi, Desa Paya Ketapang, Kecamatan Sungai Raya, Aceh Timur, Aceh, Jumat (4/8). Foto oleh BKSD Aceh/Rappler.

Ditemukan lemas, anak orangutan diselamatkan warga Aceh

Jul 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Anak orangutan ditemukan dalam kondisi lemas dan terpisah dari induknya

Anak orangutan Sumatera berkelamin betina dan berusia dua tahun diserahkan oleh warga kepada pihak BKSDA Aceh setelah ditemukan lemah di kebun miliknya. Foto dari BKSDA

Ayo kenalan dengan Alba, si orangutan albino

May 16, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Alba diselamatkan dari kurungan warga di Kapuas Hulu Kalimantan Tengah Ini kali pertama orangutan albino ditemukan

FAJAR. Alba, orangutan albino, yang diselamatkan dari kurungan warga. Foto dari BOS Foundation/AFP

VIRAL: Pahlawan-pahlawan lingkungan penyelamat orang utan yang nyaris tenggelam

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Orangutan adalah salah satu satwa khas Indonesia yang terancam punah

Foto dari akun Facebook Centre for Orangutan Protection

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature last year changed its classification of the Bornean orangutan from endangered to critically endangered

ORANGUTAN RESCUE. This picture taken in Kendawangan, West Kalimantan on Borneo island on February 14, 2017 shows Devi Sumantri holding Vena, a seven-month-old baby orangutan, during a rescue operation by the International Animal Rescue and Indonesian Natural Resources and Conservation Agency (BKSDA). Photo by Adek Berry / AFP

Orangutan brutally killed and eaten

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The workers are detained after police find orangutan bones and dried meat in a cupboard at a plantation workers camp in a remote part of Borneo island local police chief Jukiman Situmorang says

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. This file picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows three orphaned orangutan babies at the International Animal Rescue centre outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. File photo by Bay Ismoyo / AFP

Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Otan and the other orangutan orphans must build nests find food and avoid predators – especially man – to prove they re ready to graduate and return to the wild

JUNGLE SCHOOL. This picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows an orphan orangutan baby playing whilst attending "jungle school" at the International Animal Rescue center outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Indonesian minister: DiCaprio doesn't understand our environmental issues

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Following the threat of Indonesian officials to deport the Hollywood actor another minister says Leonardo DiCaprio is not well informed about the country s environmental issues

Leonardo DiCaprio raises awareness about endangered animals in Sumatra. Photo from Instagram of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Indonesian gov't threatens to deport Leonardo DiCaprio

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The government is not too happy with the actor s visit Here s why

Orangutans burnt to death in Indonesia

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The charred bodies of the endangered Bornean orangutans believed to be a mother and her two daughters were discovered among fire blackened remains of trees their limbs outstretched and grimaces of pain on their faces

ENDANGERED. Orangutans in Indonesia lose their habitats and their lives to forest fires. File photo by EPA/BARBARA WALTON

Staf Kebun Binatang Surabaya diberitakan menghamili orangutan

Dec 19, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Dua mahluk yang berbeda spesies tidak bisa kawin semirip apapun DNA nya ” Ketua Badan Pengawas KBS Heri Purwanto

FOTO: Orangutan dirantai warga di Kalimantan Barat

Dec 19, 2015 - 3:54 PM

Warga di Kalimantan Barat merantai tangan orang utan dan menaruhnya di pohon

Orangutan betina berusia empat tahun bernama Japik menyelimuti dirinya dengan menggunakan baju bekas saat tidur di atas kayu di perkarangan rumah warga yang memeliharanya di Desa Balai Pinang, Kecamatan Simpang Hulu, Kabupaten Ketapang, Kalbar, Kamis (17/12). Orangutan betina yang ditemukan tim medis Yayasan Inisiasi Alam Rehabilitasi Indonesia (YIARI) Ketapang dalam keadaan dirantai dan mengenaskan tersebut pada kesehariannya selalu mengkonsumsi menu manusia seperti kopi, sambal, es teh dan nasi yang diberikan pemiliknya.  Foto oleh Humas Yiari Heribertus/Antara

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction – experts

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Species long known to be at risk have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar

Illegally smuggled orangutans returned to Indonesia

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Orangutans are native to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra but they are often illegally smuggled throughout Southeast Asia either for private zoos or as pets

Menyelamatkan diri dari kebakaran hutan, orangutan diserang warga

Nov 11, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Banyak orangutan yang datang ke perkampungan untuk mencari makan tapi penduduk setempat menganggap mereka sebagai pengganggu dan menimbulkan konflik antara satwa dan manusia

ATTACKED. Baby orangutan, Anti holds onto her malnourished mother while being rescued in the village of Kuala Satong in West Kalimantan province. Photo by AFP/International Animal Rescue

Indonesia orangutans attacked by villagers after fleeing forest fires

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Many apes have recently fled their forest homes which have been engulfed by fires set to clear land and headed to villages to find food but locals view them as pests and there has been an increase in human animal conflict

Orangutan di Kalimantan Tengah masuk ke pemukiman warga

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:48 PM

BOSF mengatakan sudah delapan orangutan yang diselamatkan oleh tim Search and Rescue sejak bencana asap melanda

ORANGUTAN. Bayi orangutan bersama induknya di Taman Nasional Tanjung Putih, Kalimantan, 2 September 2013. Foto oleh Barbara Walton/EPA

6 bayi orangutan di Palangkaraya terkena masalah pernafasan akibat asap

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Kondisi enam bayi orangutan di Palangkaraya kini sudah mulai membaik

 Orangutan digendong petugas, diselamatkan dari kebakaran hutan.

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesia to join TPP, US warships near China

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include orangutans endangered by the haze and the dipping of equities as Asia awaits central bank meetings

Presiden Amerika Barack Obama menemui Presiden Joko Widodo di Ruang Oval Gedung Putih di Washington DC, Amerika Serikat, 26 October 2015 waktu setempat. FotoL EPA/Martin H. Simon

SAKSIKAN: Ratusan orangutan di Palangkaraya menderita karena asap

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Keberadaan ratusan orangutan di Palangkaraya Kalimantan Tengah terancam akibat terpapar asap

Orangutan di Palangkaraya terlihat kurang gizi dan trauma karena tempat tinggal mereka terbakar. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

Endangered orangutans sick, stressed after Indonesian fires destroy their habitat

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Many orangutans rescued from the fires are malnourished and dehydrated and terrified of humans after hostile encounters with villagers when forced to search further afield for food

The wRap Indonesia: Trial over alleged ISIS links, defense strategy

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the US dollars gains against the rupiah and an analysis on President Joko Widodo s government s deal with Freeport McMoRan

AIDING ISIS? Seven Indonesian men are accused of alleged ISIS links. File photo by AFP.

IN PHOTOS: Orangutans lose habitat to forest fires

Oct 10, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The fires engulfed various areas of forest inhabited by orangutans forcing them to be moved

Tak cuma manusia, orangutan kena ISPA karena kabut asap

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Jika kebakaran terus melebar maka para orangutan di tempat rehabilitasi BOSF harus diungsikan

ORANGUTAN. Bayi orangutan bersama induknya di Taman Nasional Tanjung Putih, Kalimantan, 2 September 2013. Foto oleh Barbara Walton/EPA

Dua orangutan selundupan di Kuwait dipulangkan ke Indonesia

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Salah satu orangutan diberi nama Moza yang berarti berlian

Foto oleh Kementerian Luar Negeri

Orang utan dibakar untuk dimakan saat buka puasa

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:48 PM

Pelaku sudah teridentifikasi dan dimintai keterangannya oleh Polisi dan BKSDA Kalimantan Tengah

TERANCAM BAHAYA. Seekor orang utan bernama Atlas di Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting, Kalimantan, 3 September 2013. Foto oleh Barbara Walton/EPA

10 animals threatened by climate change

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:47 AM

On World Environment Day meet 10 animals your grandkids will likely never set eyes on if humanity does nothing to curb climate change

Orangutan dan dua bayi kembarnya dilepasliarkan ke hutan Aceh

Jan 05, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Kelahiran orangutan kembar merupakan sesuatu yang jarang terjadi dan pertama di dunia dari kedua induknya yang sama sama buta

Bayi orangutan berumur dua tahun ini sebagai ilustrasi orangutan yang dirawat di Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BSKDA) Aceh, pada 16 September 2014. Foto oleh Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Vatican 'ills,' North Korea cyberattack, PH 2015 budget | The wRap

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Pope Francis says the Church suffers from a lust for power A cyberattack brings down North Korea’s internet President Aquino signs the 2015 budget

Orangutan unfazed by Argentine court victory

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:58 AM

In a world first a court upholds Sandra the Orangutan s right to be freed from a Buenos Aires Zoo

Borneo Orangutan dies with 40 pellets in her body

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The adult female orangutan was found in a critical condition inside a palm oil plantation in the Central Kalimantan

ENDANGERED. A young male orangutan named Atlas at Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park, in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), on September 3, 2013.  Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

Man vs ape: Much more similar than you think

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Click around the infographic below and see just how much humans have in common with the great apes

graphic by Emil Mercado

Planet of the dying apes: experts sound alarm over shrinking habitats

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Experts predict that at the current rate human development will have impacted 90 of the apes habitat in Africa and 99 in Asia by 2030

Urban art, PH dream in ToyCon 2013

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Toy designer Evan Aguiling is helping bring urban art to more Filipinos

URBAN ART. Artist Evan Aguiling poses beside a poster for one of his creations, Ganmetal Celsius. All photos by Ryan Songalia

Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home faces new threat

May 05, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Alarm is growing at a plan activists say will open up new swathes of virgin forest on Sumatra island for commercial exploitation increasing the risk to many endangered species

IN DANGER. In this photograph taken on April 10, 2013, an endangered Sumatran orangutan with a baby clings on tree branches in the forest of Bukit Lawang, part of the vast Leuser National Park, its rainforests occupying areas of the two provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh located in Indonesia's Sumatra island. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD