saveGPorangutans (@savegporangutans) — The Gunung Palung Orangutan Project works to research and conserve endangered Bornean orangutans and their habitat in and around GP National Park.
Hendri from our Environmental Education team engaging with the kids in a questio
Hendri from our Environmental Education team engaging with the kids in a question-and- answer game at a local school here in Ketapang! Topics included orangutans (naturally!), great apes, jungle ecosystems and other jungle creatures such as proboscis monkeys, gibbons and toucans! #conservation#wildlife#wildlifeconservation#localconservation#orangutan#education#environmentaleducation#gpocp#gibbon#gunungpalung#kalimantan#ketapang#proboscismonkey#borneo@yayasan_palung
23.01.2019 10:14:16
We are continuing our countdown of the most famous orangutans at Cabang Panti of
We are continuing our countdown of the most famous orangutans at Cabang Panti of the previous year. In December we introduced Berani as the 5th most followe (most studied) orangutan of 2018. Here we present the next 3 in order of increasing celebrity. Photo 1--Bilbo was the 4th most followed orangutan in 2018. We first saw Bilbo at Cabang Panti in 2014 but we don’t know how old he is. Bilbo was first seen by field assistants Hassan and Toto when Bilbo was mating with a female orangutan. He is a flanged male though his flanges are quite small and still growing. Right now his flanges are about 2 fingers wide. We can tell Bilbo apart from other males of similar size because he has a scar on the left side on his nose. Photo 2---The 3rd most famous orangutan at Cabang Panti in 2018 was Bayas. Bayas is one of the cutest orangutans we are currently studying. His mother is Bibi and he is around three years old. He is a very active baby. He travels with his mom but she doesn’t carry him all the time as he is old enough to travel alone. If his mom gets too far from him, he starts to cry until she comes to get him. Sometimes he also cries if his mom tries to carry him on her side when he prefers to travel on his own. Bayas has white around his eyes, which helps us tell him apart from other orangutan babies we see. in 2018 we followed Bayas for a total of 65 days. Photo 3---Bibi is Bayas' mother and was the second most followed orangutan of 2018. She is thought to be around 30 years old and is one of the more active orangutans at Cabang Panti. She is also the mother of a teenage daughter named Berani. Bayas still travels with his mom and sleeps in the same nest as her while Berani is already independent of her mom. Sometimes she still travels with her family for a few days at a time.Bibi is very habituated to researchers following her which is make it easier for us to collect data about her behaviour. We followed her for 75 days in 2018. Written by our lab assistant Syai, @lotusmerah02 Photo 1 by BC, photos 2&3 by @granalys64
04.01.2019 23:13:29
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We just finished a 3-day workshop for our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship s
We just finished a 3-day workshop for our Bornean Orangutan Caring Scholarship students! Every year we host this event to build their capacity for successful careers in the conservation field. Thank you Orang Utan Republik Foundation for your support! @yayasan_palung#conservation#saveorangutan#savegporangutans#thefutureofconservation#youthoftoday#savingtheworld
02.12.2018 11:26:56
Who are the #orangutans we study at Cabang Panti?

Over the next few weeks our l
Who are the #orangutans we study at Cabang Panti? Over the next few weeks our lab assistant at Cabang Panti, Muhammad Syainullah will be showcasing five of the most studied (aka most famous) Orangutans from 2018. Berani is an adolescent female. It’s thought that she was born in 2005 and that she is 13 years old. Her mother is Bibi, which also happens to be another one of the most famous orangutans of Cabang Panti. Berani is pretty habituated to researchers as she has been followed by us since she was a baby. Berani has been seen several times this year and since January, we have followed Berani for a total of 25 days. One of the ways that we can tell Berani apart from other adolescent females is that the hair on her body is longer than most other orangutans we have studied. Berani also tends to hang out in the same area of Cabang Panti and doesn’t seem to stray too far away from the forest surrounding camp. #Indonesia#Kalimantanbarat#endangeredspecies#borneo#primate#wildlife#redape#greatape#tropicalforest#jungle
30.11.2018 21:28:57
This handsome man deserves to keep his rainforest home! Help us help him this #g
This handsome man deserves to keep his rainforest home! Help us help him this #givingtuesday2018 https://www.givinggrid.com/kgnqvw #saveorangutans#savegporangutans#gpocp@yayasan_palung#gunungpalung#gunungpalungnationalpark#redape#conservation#orangutans Photo credit @lotusmerah02
27.11.2018 10:22:45
Choose orangutan and rainforest friendly candy this Halloween! 
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18.10.2018 08:52:34
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Photo by @TimLaman.  A wild female orangutan in Borneo cro
#Repost@timlaman ・・・ Photo by @TimLaman. A wild female orangutan in Borneo crosses a fallen tree making a natural bridge over a river. This is a new camera trap shot I just got on my recent visit to Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesian Borneo. I was there checking on my ongoing @NatGeo project to try to document the less well known nocturnal mammals. But in this case, I captured an orangutan female instead, actually carrying a baby on her belly (that is hard to see except its orange fur) who was being chased by bees and came down to the ground. If you look closely, you can see many bees around her. Orangutans like to raid bee hives and eat the honey, but when they get swarmed by the bees, they often drop to the ground to try to make an escape and this female just happened to cross this log over the river where my remote camera was set up. #orangutan,@saveGPorangutans, @YayasanPalung, #GunungPalungNationalPark,#Kalimantan,#rainforest,#Borneo,
18.10.2018 08:49:23
Snack Time! Here is one of the wild orangutans of Gunung Palung National Park mu
Snack Time! Here is one of the wild orangutans of Gunung Palung National Park munching on some forest fruit. What’s your favorite afternoon snack!? #criticallyendangered#gunungpalungnationalpark#wildorangutan#gpocp#indonesia#research#snacktime@yayasan_palung
20.09.2018 09:17:38
Young orangutan at Cabang Panti Research Station! What do you know about orangut
Young orangutan at Cabang Panti Research Station! What do you know about orangutans!? #criticallyendangered#gunungpalungnationalpark#wildorangutan#gpocp#cabangpantiresearchstation#borneanorangutan
20.09.2018 09:08:49
Thanks to everyone who made our  #worldorangutanday in Ketapang a success! See y
Thanks to everyone who made our #worldorangutanday in Ketapang a success! See you all next year. #orangutans#conservation#borneo#indonesia#westkalimantan#greatapes
19.08.2018 08:48:40
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HAPPY WORLD ORANGUTAN DAY! We are celebrating with an afternoon of music and sto
HAPPY WORLD ORANGUTAN DAY! We are celebrating with an afternoon of music and stories here in ketapang. There's a good crowd here and we hope to teach them a little bit about orangutans today and why this species is so important for Indonesia. #worldorangutanday#indonesia#kalimantanbarat#borneo#orangutans
19.08.2018 06:16:47
Some of the #gpocp staff showing off our new field shirts.

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Some of the #gpocp staff showing off our new field shirts. #conservation#savegporangutans
16.07.2018 04:42:29
Executive Director, @cheryl_d_knott and family @timlaman @russlaman are here for
Executive Director, @cheryl_d_knott and family @timlaman@russlaman are here for their annual visit. We had a wonderful staff meeting discussing #orangutans#conservation and #newideas
13.07.2018 09:44:23
GPOP Research Manager, Alys Granados presented research at #atbc2018 from her Ph
GPOP Research Manager, Alys Granados presented research at #atbc2018 from her PhD on #beardedpig responses to dipterocarp fruiting events in #sabah#malaysia. Dipterocarps are a family of trees found in South East Asia. The fruiting events take place every few years which provides a brief yet super abundant source of food for bearded pigs and other animals. However, these trees are targeted for selective logging in #borneo. Alys found that bearded pigs tracked dipterocarp fruit production in unlogged forest, which coincided with an increase in piglets that year, but this was not the case in logged forest. This suggests that selective logging of dipterocarp trees can have long term consequences on animal responses to dipterocarp fruiting events. #gunungpalung#kalimantanbarat#conservation#rainforest#tropical#ecology
05.07.2018 09:05:18
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GPOP staff are at #atbc2018 listening to @chienleephotography talk about the dis
GPOP staff are at #atbc2018 listening to @chienleephotography talk about the discovery of new species in #borneo. A great example of how to communicate scientific information to the public!
04.07.2018 14:52:49
GPOP Conservation director Terri Breeden and Research Manager Alys Granados are
GPOP Conservation director Terri Breeden and Research Manager Alys Granados are at #atbc2018 in #kuching#malaysia learning about research relevant to conservation in tropical ecosystems. We heard a great talk by Brian Crudge from @freethebears about bear bile farming in Vietnam. According to Brian, consumer preference for farmed bears is decreasing while consumers seem to prefer bile from wild bears. #Vietnam#asiaticblackbear#sunbear#conservation#wildlifetrafficking
03.07.2018 07:05:06
Our education team teaching #Bentangor Kids how to make bracelets 
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Our education team teaching #Bentangor Kids how to make bracelets #conservation#education#conservationeducation#savegporangutans
28.06.2018 09:40:18
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