Resettling Orangutans on Sumatra.

Give the gift of freedom to the orangutans - it sounds so simple. Yet behind all of this lies a long, sensitive process of accustomization and learning in the jungle school. Only then does the time come to release an orangutan such as Franky into freedom. The place where it all happens is the outpost of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) on the edge of the Bukit Tigapuluh national park on Sumatra in Indonesia.

Since the beginning of the 1970s, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) has been responsible for the resettlement of orangutans into the wild that have been previously held in captivity.

It sounds so simple. Yet behind all of this lies a long, sensitive process of accustomization and learning in the jungle school. Only then does the time come to release an orangutan such as Franky into freedom. The place where it all happens is the outpost of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) on the edge of the Bukit Tigapuluh national park on Sumatra in Indonesia. The Zoologischer Garten Berlin Foundation is supporting the Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF) in the conservation of orangutans on Sumatra in 2015 with a contribution of 10,00 euros.

You can find more information on the Bukit Tigapuluh Landscape Conservation Programme on the website of the Zoologischer Garten Berlin Foundation, which is currently under construction, or on the website of the Frankfurt Zoological Society.