1858 • • • 2004 • • • 2018

In August 2004, orangutan lady Santi brought her newborn daughter to the FZS orangutan reintroduction station in the Indonesian jungle. Just a year earlier, Santi was one of the first orangutans to be released by us. This made her daughter the first orangutan baby born in the wild in our project area!

We were so proud of the offspring born in freedom that we named the little girl Suci – meaning ‘holy’ in Indonesian.

Dr. Peter Pratje has led our conservation program and the Sumatran Jungle School for orangutans since 1998. In the meantime, more than 180 orangutans have been released into the wild through our conservation project.