Sunday, 13 July 2008

Safe and Sound

Remember "Uni" back in February? He was in deplorable conditions at the Pontianak zoo, West Kalimantan.

Following the intervention of the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) the local Ministry of Forestry acted quickly and moved all the orangutans from the zoo to a new safari park - which may not sound like a great idea, but this park has very large enclosures as well as the expertise to look after the orangutans properly. We went to see them and talked with the vet who we found to be very caring.

All the animals at the Pontianak zoo have since been moved away. A BIG thanks is owed to the local KSDFA officers.