The Case of the Missing Flanged Males

By Agus Trianto, Botanical Research Assistant Last fall, especially the months of October and November, were very interesting months at Cabang Panti Research Station. During this period, we found a total of five flanged male orangutans in our study area. Almost every day we could hear long calls, and we even heard them at night […]

A Sad Day for Walimah

By Dr. Cheryl Knott, GPOCP Executive Director July 29, 2015 is a day I’ll never forget. It was our first day back to the field station for summer vacation. We were searching for orangutans and Kat, the Research Manager, had just found 3 – all in the same tree! We quickly went over to see […]

The Lives of Orangutans

By Robert Rodriguez Suro, Researcher It’s 4:00 AM. Somewhere in the middle of the Bornean rainforest, a pair of hammocks hang among the trees and the leaf-littered ground. Within one of them, a watch alarm is going off, and I open my eyes to silence it. “Time to get up already?” After taking a couple […]

Green is the New Black

By Rinaldi Gotama, Research Assistant Three weeks ago I arrived at Cabang Panti Research Station in Gunung Palung National Park. Growing up in Jakarta and going to university in the large metropolitan city of Hong Kong, I had been surrounded by a concrete jungle my entire life. Living in the middle of a rainforest had […]