Rescued Orangutan Released Into the Wild After Eight Years of Rehabilitation

An orangutan who was rescued by International Animal Rescue (IAR) as a one-year-old infant has been released back into the wild after almost eight years of rehabilitation.

The orangutan, named Bunga, was taken to a special forested area called Mount Tarak in Ketapang, Borneo, where she was released to start her new life. Bunga will be monitored by a special team for her first couple of years in the wild. “They will follow the orangutan from the moment she wakes until the moment she goes to sleep in her nest each night, observing and recording her movements and behavior,” IAR said. “They will also be monitoring a number of orangutans that have previously been released.” Credit: International Animal Rescue via Storyful