News from the field


Another Chance for Walimah

By Cheryl Knott, Executive DirectorI wake up early, still tired from the 13 km hike into Cabang Panti the day before, but eager to see Walimah and her new baby. It’s been almost four years now since she lost her infant in what we suspect was an infanticidal attack, that also left her severely injured and […]


Parasite Infection among Orangutans in Gunung Palung

By Natalie Robinson, Research AssistantDuring the past year, as a Research Assistant at Cabang Panti, I took a particular interest in orangutan health, as knowledge of this critically endangered species’ health and disease status can help us to further understand their long-term viability. An important tool in the assessment of wild orangutan health is the […]


Historical Data Leads to New Discoveries

By Amy Scott, PhD Candidate at University of Boston Our lab investigates how reproductive strategies impact the sociality of orangutans by utilizing long-term behavioral data from the orangutans in Gunung Palung National Park. Because primates tend to be highly social mammals, they are ideal for studying how ecological and social factors impact the size and structure of […]


Alfred, the Rightful King!

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Lab Assistant   Hi, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but I go by Syai. I am a laboratory assistant at the Cabang Panti Research Station, in Gunung Palung National Park. Our project focuses on the behavior and physiology of wild orangutans. One of the orangutans we study is Alfred, or as […]


Fulfilling My Dreams in Borneo

By Tori Bakley, GPOCP Research Assistant My name is Tori Bakley, and I am a recent graduate from Florida State University and the new volunteer research assistant with GPOCP! I have had a special interest in orangutans and the rainforests of Borneo since I first learned about them on the Animal Planet TV channel when […]