Orangutans in Nyaru Menteng

Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Center

A lesser known Orangutan re-introduction center but no less important than Tanjung Puting is the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Re-introduction Center near Palangkaraya, capital city of Central Kalimantan. The Center is located within the Nyaru Menteng Arboretum, which was originally meant only for rare vegetations. Today the reserve also includes a forest conservation area where captured primates are released to find their way back into[…]

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Orangutans, The Camp Leakey

Camp Leakey : The Oldest Orangutan Research And Conservation Center in The World

Established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and Rod Brindamour, Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan is the oldest orangutan Research and Conservation Center in the world. The name was taken to honor paleo-anthropologist Louis Leakey, mentor and inspiration to Dr. Biruté Galdikas. Louis Leakey also supported Diane Fossey in the research and protection of the[…]

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