Yaya was rescued by the Nyaru Menteng Rescue Team from an oil palm plantation in Sampit in September 2006. At the time she was 3 ½ years old and healthy.
After almost 6 years in Nyaru Menteng, Yaya still does not like contact with humans and this 40.5 kg, 9 ½ year old female orangutan is now ready to return to the forest. Yaya will be released with other females including Mama Tata (and her son) and Kali. We’ll be watching over you Yaya!