PAINTING ORANGUTAN CAGES AT COP BORNEO

Since 2015, the cages for orangutan in orangutan rehabilitation center have not been repainted. Just several times fixing the rusted iron by replacing and welding it. At first, the keepers were planning to just paint the cage pole. But turned out, the entire cage were repaint.

Danel, amir, Steven, with the help of two volunteers started the cage maintenance. “Regular cage maintenance is important. While painting, we could pay attention to which part needs improvement. Repainting can also inhibits the rusting of iron. ” said Amir

“Coincidentally, quarantine cages are empty, because the orangutan release candidates are on the orangutan sanctuary island. So, the orangutan who live in the cage that are being repainted will be moved within a few weeks until the paint dries and the smell of it is gone.” added Steven.

We understand that the funds that come to orangutan rehabilitation center are from many people’s donation. That’s why we use the money so carefully. We did the repainting activity by ourselves without the help of workman to save the money, and of course without disrupting orangutan’s schedule to go to the forest school as well. (SAR)

PENGECATAN KANDANG ORANGUTAN DI COP BORNEO
Sejak tahun 2015, kandang untuk orangutan di pusat rehabilitasi orangutan belum pernah dicat ulang. Beberapa kali hanya membetulkan besi-besi yang keropos dengan menggantinya dan mengelas. Awalnya, para karyawan berencana untuk mengecat tiang kandang saja. Tapi nyatanya, seluruh kandang dicat ulang.

Danel, Amir, Steven dengan bantuan dua relawan memulai perawatan kandang ini. “Perawatan berkala sangat penting. Sambil mengecat, kami bisa memperhatikan bagian-bagian yang memerlukan perbaikan. Pengecatan ulang juga bisa menghambat pengeroposan besi-besi kandang.”, ujar Amir.

“Kebetulan, kandang karantina kosong, karena orangutan yang akan dilepasliarkan dipindahkan ke pulau orangutan. Jadinya, orangutan penghuni kandang yang sedang dicat ulang akan pindah dalam beberapa minggu sampai bau cat hilang dan cat mengering.”, tambah Steven menjelaskan.

Kami memahami dana yang sampai di pusat rehabilitasi adalah donasi dari banyak orang. Itu sebabnya kami menggunakan dana tersebut dengan hati-hati sekali. Pengecatan seperti ini kami lakukan sendiri tanpa memanggil tukang untuk menghemat pengeluaran, tentu saja dengan tidak menganggu jadwal orangutan ke kelas sekolah hutan. (WET)

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