Category Archives: Orangutan Release

Astrid’s Release

Astrid lived with BOS for five years. The BOS Foundation found Astrid on a palm oil plantation in Central Kalimantan. At that time, she was nine years old. In Nyaru Menteng, she was first thoroughly examined by #veterinarians. Although Astrid is a wild orangutan, she appears very human and trusting. She always has an expression of mischievous curiosity on her face, and when something annoys her, she makes the kissing sounds typical of orangutans. We call these sounds kiss-squeakers (“kiss squeakers”).

Astrid looks a little different from other orangutans. The skin on her legs seems to be yellow, as does the hair on her face. Astrid has been in Nyaru Menteng for almost five years now. Therefore, she was in good health and one of the four lucky animals to leave Nyaru Menteng first.

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