APE DEFENDER HAD TO SHAVE AMBON

Periodic health check of orangutans is one way to continuously monitor the development of orangutans health. Physical measurements such as the length of the hands, palms, legs, head circumference, waist to the distance between the eyes and cheeks (cheekpad) specifically for adult male orangutans are also conducted.

September 2018, a medical examination through a chest x-ray was scheduled by vet Flora Felisitas. The Orangutan Ambon, which is an adult male orangutan, was examined. “For large orangutans, of course, through anesthesia. It’s impossible to invite them to be x-rayed, “said vet Flora laughed.
This examination finally forced the team to shave Ambon’s dreads. Ambon’s fur grows very thick and looks a lot of dirt stuck to it. “It’s very different when Ambon was on the island in February 2018. His dreads were so beautiful at that time, “Jhonny said with a sigh. “Unfortunately Ambon is not ready to live more independently. Ambon has lived too long behind bars. ”

Ambon is an orangutan who has been in cages for almost twenty years. A dozen years of life at the Mulawarman University Botanical Garden in Samarinda, East Kalimantan made him feel more comfortable in a cage. Borneo COP Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, is still looking for the right formula to introduce Ambon to its behavior and habitat. (EBO)
APE DEFENDER TERP
AKSA MENCUKUR AMBON
Pemeriksaan kesehatan orangutan secara berkala adalah salah satu cara untuk terus memantau perkembangan orangutan di tangan medis. Pengukuran fisik seperti panjang tangan, telapak tangan, kaki, lingkar kepala, pinggang hingga jarak antara kedua mata serta besar pipi (cheekpad) khusus pada orangutan jantan dewasa pun tidak luput dari pengukuran.

September 2018, pemeriksaan kesehatan melalui x-ray dada pun dijadwalkan drh. Flora Felisitas. Orangutan Ambon, yang merupakan orangutan jantan dewasa pun menjalani pemeriksaan. “Untuk orangutan yang besar tentu saja melalui pembiusan. Mustahil mengajak mereka untuk di rontgen.”, ujar drh. Flora sambil tertawa.

Pemeriksaan ini pun akhirnya memaksa tim untuk mencukur rambut gimbalnya Ambon. Rambut-rambut Ambon tumbuh dengan sangat lebat dan terlihat banyak kotoran yang menempel. “Berbeda sekali saat Ambon berada di pulau waktu bulan Februari 2018 lalu. Rambut gimbalnya begitu indah saat itu.”, kata Jhonny sambil menghela. “Sayang Ambon belum siap untuk hidup lebih mandiri lagi. Ambon hidup terlalu lama dibalik jeruji.”, tambahnya lagi.

Orangutan Ambon adalah orangutan yang hampir dua puluh tahun berada di dalam kandang. Belasan tahun hidup di Kebun Raya Universitas Mulawarman Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur membuatnya merasa lebih nyaman berada di dalam kandang. Pusat Rehabilitasi Orangutan COP Borneo, masih terus mencari formula yang tepat untuk memperkenalkan Ambon pada prilaku dan habitatnya.

A TALE BEFORE SLEEP FOR PALU CHILDREN

Due date of the Palu earthquake and tsunami disaster response that was extended to October 26 has come. Novi Fani Rovika, Orangufriends from Padang who has been a volunteer for Animals Warrior team in Central Sulawesi from October 18 will be back to West Sumatra soon. Hundreds of dogs and cats in Petobo and Balaroa was successfully being fed from donations on https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu . Not only feed them, there was several dogs and cats that had to be evacuated to the shelter to get some treatment because of their condition.

There was not much time left, but the desire to meet the children in the refugee camp was the reason to go out on the last night in Palu. It’s simple, armed with a fable book, Novi started the night by storytelling. A tale before sleep for Palu children.

“Their school might be ruined by tsunami and went down by liquefaction. But it won’t shed their enthusiasm in learning. They’re not traumatise, even though the anxiety is still there. Even if they don’t know how long they will live in tents, they have to keep learning. Falling crumb one must be content with crust. Unable to study at school, they can still study in the middle of tent’s dim light. It’s this little thing that will be useful later. After all, they have to recover soon. Although sometimes it’s sad and heartbreaking, but they’re steadfast, even strong!, said Novi closing the night. (SAR)

DONGENG SEBELUM TIDUR UNTUK ANAK PALU
Tanggal tanggap bencana gempa dan tsunami Palu yang diperpanjang hingga 26 Oktober pun tiba. Novi Fani Rovika, orangufriends Padang yang menjadi relawan Animals Warrior di Sulawesi Tengah sejak 18 Oktober pun akan segera kembali ke Sumatera Barat. Ratusan anjing dan kucing yang berada di Petobo dan Balaroa berhasil diberi makan dari donasi yang masuk ke https://kitabisa.com/bantusatwapalu Tak hanya pemberian makanan saja, tetapi ada beberapa anjing dan kucing yang harus dievakuasi ke shelter anjing maupun kucing dan terus mendapatkan perawatan karena kondisinya.

Tak banyak waktu yang tersisa, tapi keinginan untuk bertemu dengan anak-anak di pengungsian menjadi alasan untuk keluar di malam hari-hari terakhir di Palu. Sederhana saja, dengan bermodalkan buku cerita satwa, Novi pun memulai malam ini dengan bercerita. Dongeng sebelum tidur untuk anak-anak Palu.

“Sekolah mereka… boleh saja diratakan oleh tsunami dan ditelan oleh likuifaksi. Tapi takkan mampu merontokkan semangat belajar mereka. Mereka tidak trauma, meski was-was itu ada. Meski entah sampai kapan akan menjalani hidup di tenda-tenda pengungsian, mereka harus tetap belajar. Tak ada rotan, akar pun jadi. Tak bisa belajar di gedung sekolah, di tengah temaran cahaya camp pengungsian pun jadi. Justru yang sedikit inilah akan sangat berguna nanti. Bagaimana pun, mereka harus segera pulih. Meski kadang sedih dan pilu mendera, tapi mereka tabah, bahkan kuat!”, ujar Novi menutup malam ini.

DELAYED ONE DAY, THIS ORANGUTAN FINALLY GOT RESCUED

His body is skinny, just look at him, he has no muscles and fats mass. This male orangutan is being kept in a wooden box with size of 100 cm x 100 cm x50 in cm. Previously, the orangutan was put in a larger cage, but he destroyed it and then he moved to a box without a door.

The 6-hours journey was taken by APE Defender team to Meratak village, Bengalon, East Kutai, East Kalimantan. Without stopping, the team was hoping they could immediately took the orangutan. But what could they say, the team from Samarinda suffered a tire break. Therefore, we had to stayed the night.

The day after, APE Defender team from Berau and BKSDA team from Samarinda were be able to meet and evacuate the orangutan that had been kept by the locals since 2014. The locals story that the orangutan was dangerous didn’t make the team anaestize him in hurry. The team slowly approached the orangutan, fed him, and stole his trust. Slowly, until finally he wanted to be carried by one of COP’s founder, Hardi Baktiantoro. “Very thin, hopefully he can get better and get his second chance to go back in nature.”, said Hardi.

Taking care orangutan as pet is illegal. If you know about orangutan being kept as pet, contact nearest KSDA or Centre for Orangutan Protection. Email or chat as on our social media. If you want to donate, you can go through kitabisa.com/orangutan4Indonesia (SAR)

TERTUNDA SEHARI, ORANGUTAN INI AKHIRNYA DAPAT DIEVAKUASI
Tubuhnya sangat kurus, lihat saja otot dan lemak antara kulit dan tulangnya, tidak ada. Orangutan jantan ini dipelihara di dalam kotak kayu berukuran 100cm x 100cm x 50 cm. Sebelumnya, orangutan ini berada di kandang yang lebih besar, namun dia merusaknya hingga akhirnya dimasukkan ke dalam kotak tanpa pintu.

Perjalanan 6 jam pun ditempuh tim APE Defender ke desa Meratak, Bengalon, Kutai Timur, Kalimantan Timur. Tanpa henti, tim berharap bisa segera membawa orangutan tersebut. Tapi apa daya, tim dari Samarinda mengalami pecah ban. Kami pun terpaksa bermalam.

Keesokan harinya tim APE Defender yang dari Berau dan BKSDA dari Samarinda bisa bertemu dan mengevakuasi orangutan yang sejak 2014 yang lalu dipelihara warga. Cerita warga bahwa orangutan ini membahayakan tak membuat tim buru-buru membiusnya. Tim perlahan mendekati orangutan, memberikan buah dan mencuri kepercayaannya. Perlahan, hingga akhirnya mau digendong oleh salah seorang pendiri COP, Hardi Baktiantoro. “Kurus sekali, semoga dia bisa lebih baik dan mendapatkan kesempatan keduanya untuk kembali ke alam.”, kata Hardi.

Pemeliharaan orangutan adalah perbuatan yang melawan hukum. Jika kamu mengetahui pemeliharaan orangutan, hubungi KSDA terdekat atau Centre for Orangutan Protection, email kami atau chat kami di media sosial COP. Jika kamu ingin donasi bisa melalui https://kitabisa.com/orangindo4orangutan

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