Jumbo

Jumbo

Two days after Cinta's rescue, at 1.30PM a van with five passengers arrived in Nyaru Menteng. When they got off the car, one of them was carrying a young orangutan. They expressed their intention to hand over the orangutan to be under BOS-NM's care.

They were the residents of Dusun Manggana village, Seruyan District, who a few days earlier had contact- ed NM regarding the young orangutan who had been under their care for one month.

According to Budi, one of the residents, he found the orangutan when he and his two dogs were taking a break at a shack in his field. He vaguely heard an unfamiliar sound coming from the middle of field.

Peering from his shack, Budi saw two orangutans-a mother and her infant-. The young one seemed to be playing on the ground, and making those sounds unfamiliar to Budi, in quite a distance from its mother who was eating young oil palm leaves.

Trying to drive off the orangutans, Budi along with his dogs ran in their direction and made loud noises. The dogs were trained for hunting and they ran towards the mother who was surprised and ran to disappear behind the trees. Meanwhile Budi ran towards the infant who was left behind and screaming out of fright. Budi then kept the infant for one month.

Vet Maryos V. Tandang who was on duty at NM clinic immediately conducted the initial health check and wrote the official handover report. The male orangutan was estimated to be one year old. Hermansyah, NM Communication and Education staff took photographs for documentation. After the whole administration and documentation was completed, the orangutan was then named Jumbo, a name also given by the ex-president of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri.

As any other orangutans who just recently arrive in NM, Jumbo immediately entered the quarantine quarter and joined Cinta.

Jumbo is expected to gain his second chance to live in his natural habitat in the forest after the rehabilitation and reintroduction process which started with quarantine.

Background Story Jumbo
Certificate of adoption Jumbo