Bukit Batikap, June 23, 2012
Our Post Release Monitoring Coordinator, Anna Marzec, has just reported back from Bukit Batikap with some exciting news. After months of not being able to pick up signals for Ompong and Kali, our team finally detected their signals from around Simon Hill! Ompong was approximately 3-4 kilometers southwest of our monitoring camp and Kali was 3-4 kilometers north of camp. We’re very happy to learn that they’re alive and well!
Last Sunday, Monic was seen foraging close to camp, while Tarzan was spotted near a transect line, 7.2 kilometers from camp. The team also observed Astrid and Ika. Almost everyday, our team manages to collect samples of fruits eaten by the orangutans. They have obviously eaten well and look very healthy.