POPI TAKES A NAP

Are you missing Popi? Popi is an orangutan who joined the COP Borneo orangutan rehabilitation center since she was born. Can you imagine how small and weak she was at that time? And thanks to your support, COP Borneo employs a special baby sitter to take care of her. Thankfully, Popi was able to go through her days well. Even her weight is now 8 kg.

Little Popi is increasingly active in the forest school class. Popi is often seen playing alone at the root of trees. However, when Bonti and Happi were busy making a nest, Popi slowly approached them. When Popi was stunned to pay attention to Bonti and Happi who were busy making nests, then Wety was busy recording what Popi was doing. Wety, the baby sitter who is now the coordinator of the COP Borneo rehabilitation center just like a mother to Popi. A mother who is still worried when her foster children are out of reach, in the trees. What are you afraid of? “Fear of Popi might fall if she chose wrong root or branch to move,” said Wety Rupiana.

Well, after Bonti and Happi’s nest were done, Popi approached them closer. Popi takes a break in their nest. “Take a nap.” (EBO)

POPI NUMPANG TIDUR SIANG
Rindu dengan Popi? Popi adalah orangutan yang masuk pusat rehabilitasi orangutan COP Borneo saat tali pusarnya baru saja lepas. Bisa kamu bayangkan, betapa kecil dan lemahnya dia saat itu? Dan berkat dukungan kamu, COP Borneo mempekerjakan satu orang baby sitter khusus untuk merawatnya. Syukurlah, Popi bisa melalui hari-harinya dengan baik, bahkan berat badannya sekarang 8 kg.

Si kecil Popi semakin aktif di kelas sekolah hutan. Popi terlihat sering bermain sendiri di akar pohon. Tapi saat Bonti dan Happi sibuk membuat sarang, Popi pun perlahan mendekati mereka. Jika Popi terpaku memperhatikan Bonti dan Happi yang sibuk membuat sarang, maka Wety pun sibuk mencatat apa yang dilakukan Popi. Wety, baby sitter yang kini menjadi kordinator pusat rehabilitasi COP Borneo seperti ibu Popi yang masih kawatir saat anak asuhnya di luar jangkauan, di atas pohon. Takut apa ya? “Takut Popi jatuh karena salah memilih akar ataupun dahan untuk berpindah.”, ujar Wety Rupiana.

Nah, usai sarang yang dibuat Bonti dan Happi jadi. Popi pun semakin mendekati mereka. Popi ikut istirahat di sarang buatan mereka. “Numpang tidur siang.” (WET)

AMBON ENJOYED YOUR GIFT

The durian season has arrived. Durian fruit is one of the trees that grows in the Kalimantan rainforest. Donation from https://kitabisa.com/orangindo4orangutan to buy durian which apparently is the fruit that orangutans are waiting for at the COP Borneo orangutan rehabilitation centre. This time, the team managed to document Ambon eating durian.

With his teeth, Ambon bit the durian fruit, opened its outside part then immediately devoured the durian meat hidden inside. This time, there are three durian meat in one chamber, slowly he suck them until completely clean. “Ambon really enjoys eating durian,” said Wety Rupiana, COP Borneo coordinator.

Ambon is an adult orangutan who spends his life behind bars. Being born and raised at the zoo makes him difficult to live independently in the forest. Last year, Ambon was released on the orangutan island. In less than a day, Ambon could climb his first tree. “This had made the team happy, and dreamed that Ambon would be released back into its habitat. But a month after that, Ambon looked depressed. Finally Ambon returned to the quarantine cage”, explained Reza Kurniawan, COP APE Guardian coordinator.

This year, COP Borneo is planning to release Ambon on the orangutan island again. The team will re-evaluate the results. Hopefully this time Ambon will be better and enjoy life more on the island of orangutans. (EBO)

AMBON MENIKMATI DURIAN PEMBERIANMU
Musim durian sudah tiba. Buah durian adalah salah satu pohon yang tumbuh di hutan hujan Kalimantan. Donasi dari https://kitabisa.com/orangindo4orangutan untuk membeli durian yang ternyata buah yang di tunggu-tunggu orangutan di pusat rehabilitasi orangutan COP Borneo. Kali ini, tim berhasil mendokumentasikan Ambon makan durian.

Dengan giginya, Ambon menggigit buah durian, lalu membuka ruang durian dan langsung melahap durian yang tersembunyi di dalamnya. Kali ini, satu ruang ada tiga butir, perlahan dia mengulumnya hingga benar-benar bersih. “Ambon benar-benar menikmati makan durian.”, ujar Wety Rupiana, kordinator COP Borneo.

Ambon adalah orangutan dewasa yang menghabiskan hidupnya di balik jeruji besi. Lahir dan besar di kebun binatang membuatnya kesulitan untuk hidup secara mandiri di hutan. Tahun lalu, Ambon sempat dilepaskan di pulau orangutan. Tak sampai menunggu hitungan hari, Ambon bisa memanjat pohon pertamanya. “Ini sempat membuat tim bahagia, dan bermimpi, Ambon akan dilepasliarkan kembali ke habitatnya. Namun sebulan setelah itu, Ambon terlihat depresi. Akhirnya Ambon kembali lagi ke kandang karantina.”, jelas Reza Kurniawan, kordinator APE Guardian COP.

Tahun ini, COP Borneo berencana melepaskan Ambon di pulau orangutan lagi. Tim akan kembali mengevaluasi hasilnya. Semoga Ambon tahun ini lebih baik lagi dan lebih menikmati hidupnya di pulau orangutan.

WHEN UNTUNG HIDING IN THE MIDDLE OF ORANGUTAN ISLAND

“Once again, Untung managed to make us upset!”, shouted Daniel, who was in charge of overseeing the orangutan’s pre-release island in East Kalimantan. After four days of not showing up at the feeding station, Untung acted up again. From morning until noon, Untung was nowhere to be seen by the monitoring team. The team even patrolled and circled the island repeatedly to find him.

Before being sent to the COP Borneo orangutan rehabilitation center, Untung was kept at the Mulawarman University Botanical Garden, Samarinda. A small and empty cage like a bird cage was where he used to live. At that time Little Untung always hugged himself to keep warm. He always hid her imperfect finger. “2011 was the first time we introduced Untung to climb a tree. Now, Untung looks forward to returning to his real home.”, said Daniek Hendarto, action manager of Center for Orangutan Protection.

It was already 16.30 and we had not found him, even though it was time for dinner. Feeling upset and anxious, the team finally decided to enter the island in search of Untung. Apparently, Untung was found enjoying his time playing alone on the island. All our fear losing immediately disappeared and turned into an instant resentment seeing Untung with mud all over his face and body. It appears that when he went missing Untung played on the muddy land inside the island and he looked very happy to be able to roll his body on the muddy ground.

Untung… you always do things that make us afraid of losing you! Let’s make dreams come true for another Untungs to live outside their cages through https://kitabisa.com/orangindo4orangutan. (EBO)

UNTUNG MENGHILANG DI DALAM PULAU PRA RILIS ORANGUTAN
“Sekali lagi, Untung berhasil membuat kami kesal!”, teriak Daniel yang bertugas mengawasi pulau pra rilis orangutan di Kalimantan Timur ini. Setelah empat hari tidak muncul di tempat pemberian makan, Untung membuat ulah lagi. Dari pagi hingga siang hari, Untung tak terlihat sama sekali dari pantauan tim pos monitoring pulau. Bahkan tim patroli mengelilingi pulau berulang kali, untuk mencari keberadaan Untung.

Sebelum berada di pusat rehabilitasi orangutan COP Borneo, Untung adalah orangutan yang berada di Kebun Raya Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda. Kandang kecil kosong seperti kandang burung menjadi tempat tinggalnya. Saat itu Untung kecil selalu memeluk dirinya sendiri. Jari tak sempurnanya selalu disembunyikannya. “Tahun 2011 adalah tahun pertama kali kami memperkenalkan Untung untuk memanjat sebuah pohon. Kini, Untung menantikan hari kembalinya ke rumah sesungguhnya.”, ujar Daniek Hendarto, manajer Aksi Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Waktu sudah menunjukkan pukul 16.30 WITA dan kami belum menemukan Untung, padahal sudah waktunya untuk makan sore. Rasa kesal dan takut bercampur. Akhirnya tim memutuskan masuk ke dalam pulau untuk mencari Untung. Ternyata, ketika kami melakukan pencarian, Untung terlihat sedang asik bermain sendiri di dalam pulau. Ketakutan kami langsung hilang berubah menjadi kekesalan seketika saat melihat wajah dan badan Untung yang sangat kotor. Rupanya, Untung bermain tanah yang berlumpur di dalam pulau dan dia terlihat sangat senang sekali bisa mengguling-gulingkan badannya di tanah berlumpur tersebut.

Untung… ada-ada saja ulahmu yang membuat kami takut kehilanganmu! Mari wujudkan mimpi Untung-untung yang lain untuk hidup di luar kandang melalui https://kitabisa.com/orangindo4orangutan. (Anen)

Page 60 of 318« First...102030...5859606162...708090...Last »