Avoid Fires, Baby Orangutan It Yourself to Save Oil Palm Plantations

VIRALGO.TK - Is believed to be due to avoidance of large fires in the surrounding woods, baby orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) have fled to the deepest one block at a palm oil plantation in the village of the District Parudan sebagau Kuala, Pulang Knives, Central Kalimantan.

Need more than two hours down a heavy oil field. The combined team of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) Central Kalimantan and nonprofit rescue organization Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) of Nyaru Menteng orangutan could evacuate in an effort that lasted more than one hour dramatic.

Avoid Fires, Baby Orangutan It Yourself to Save Oil Palm Plantations
Photos of three-year-old orangutan rescued from an oil palm plantation in the village of the District Parudan sebagau Kuala, Pulang Knives, Central Kalimantan. This photograph immortalized by a joint team BKSDA Kalteng and BOSF of Nyaru Menteng orangutan managed to evacuate this moment.

"Initially over 45 minutes to persuade the fruits did not succeed," says Communications Coordinator BOSF Nyaru Menteng, Monterado Fridman, Sunday (18/10/2015).

Orang utan to survive at an altitude of over 8 meters though his body covered weaver ants that nest damaged by the movement's orang utan. He continued to move higher even climb to the top of the palm tree, because it upset the human presence.

The team ultimately decided to anesthetize with small doses. The orang-utan could be lowered after anesthesia. Condition, said Monterado, was thin, very hungry, and dehydrated.

"Initial testing BOSF veterinarian, Dr. fiet Patisfatika, on samples of blood, hair, nails and teeth. It is believed the age of 3-4 years, female, red hair," he said.

"Age where orangutans are still cuddle and hang tightly to the parent and inseparable. I do not know anymore where the mother," he said.

Forest fires increased in mid-August 2015, then expanded and resulted in a blanket of smoke that the peak occurred in September-October 2015.

Since the fire broke out, the report misled orangutans and other large animals into settlements and palm oil plantations, increased.

This is evidenced from the three found the baby and one adult female of 11 years who have been rescued since the beginning of September 2015 ago.

"We expect this baby orangutan fled from the burning forest. We suspect the mother died in the fire or had escaped also in the area of ​​oil palm plantations," said Monterado.

"Fires like this does not rule out the wildlife that inhabits the forest to save themselves entered the area of ​​oil palm plantation company like this," said Monterado.

Monterado reveal, the team has now moved on to places that reportedly contained an orangutan lost.

Day of the week, said Monterado, menunju team Kotawaringin Pangkalan Bun in the West in an effort to save four orang utan lost again in the oil palm plantation.