Katty

Katty

Katty was rescued by the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng team on October 30, 2015, from a local resident who was keeping her illegally as a pet in Palangka Raya. The resident claimed to have found Katty wandering alone in the bushes of a burnt area in Tumbang Nusa village, Central Kalimantan. During this period huge swathes of forest across Kalimantan were devastated by fire and countless orang-utans were displaced from their forest homes. But in reality a mother orangutan would never abandon her infant, so sadly we believe Katty’s mother was likely killed by hunters and Katty taken to be sold on the illegal pet trade.

Katty arrived at Nyaru Menteng in poor condition; she was dehydrated and malnourished, and was suffering from an acute respiratory infection, almost certainly due to the thick smoke covering Central Kalimantan at that time. She required daily, intensive treatment from our medical team. After several weeks of love and care from our dedicated medical team, Katty made a full recovery. After completing a quarantine period like all new arrivals, Katty entered rehabilitation in the Forest School’s Nursery Group. Katty is now one of the most active students in the group and loves to practice her nest building skills, which she obviously learnt from her mother in the wild. She is kind to the other babies in her group and has adapted very quickly to her new environment.

Katty‘s physical condition and overall health has remained stable. Considering the condition Katty came to us in, she has made a remarkable transformation. We look forward to keeping you updated on Katty’s progress and thank you for adopting her.