The rehabilitation programme was suspended a while ago and though the centre is still open, it is more a tourist attraction than anything else.
The Sumatran orangutan is now recognized as a separate species from the Bornean orangutan P. All orangutans released are still monitored by the rangers and they still provide them with supplementary food at the feeding platform until they become fully self reliant.
Ask questions and ask them if they follow the rules and DO NOT feed orangutans or any other wildlife. You can adjust this tour to your own interests. Since the Bohorok Centre for ex-captive Sumatran orangutans was established inmore than orangutans have been released into the Gunung Leuser National Park.
These are the only times you can visit the park without a guide. The guides are Bird-Nerds but do not only show you the local birds, but also butterflies, reptiles and mammals.
Eat[ edit ][ add listing ] Almost every guesthouse has a restaurant that will serve you good local and western food.
This great apes prefer leaves and fruits including figs and jack fruits, but they also often eat bird eggs, small vertebrates, termites or ants. It is a bumpy 3 hour ride and Ubers are generally comfortable and convenient. The expansion of oil palm plantations into fragile Eco-systems is the most acute threat to their survival.
The good news is that since Dec they started extensive repairs to the road, resurfacing it in many places. However, an excursion to the old feeding area near Bukit Lawang is still an unforgettable experience for everybody.
It is wonderful when rehabilitated females conceive and give birth in the forest. You have to walk uphill, led by park rangers, for about minutes from the quarantine area to the feeding platform, which is just some wooden planks suspended in the trees.
At this time there was no village in Bukit Lawang, although the nearby village of Timbang Lawang around 4kmand the town of Bohorok around 10km away were already in existence.
Ask how many people will be in the group. It has been a long road to recovery and an especially hard task to rebuild a town with only limited financial assistance from the government.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists Sumatran orangutans as critically endangered. Bukit Lawang hosted a rehabilitation project from to ; therefore, the majority of orangutans (Pongo abelii) in this area are semi-wild, released after a reintroduction process. The density of orangutans around Bohorok was individuals/km 2 [ 4 ].
Medan / Tangkahan (Elephant Rescue Center) / Bukit Lawang National Park Travel deep into the jungle for an adventure like no other!
Explore north Sumatra’s rugged landscapes by jeep and on foot, searching for orangutans in the wild. Bukit Lawang orangutan day trip from Medan; Jungle Trekking. Half Day Orangutan Trek; Orangutans are a genus (Pongo) of great apes consisting of two species, the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), and the Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).
Bohorok Rehabilitation Center Bohorok Rehabilitation Center is a shelter for Orangutan in Sumatra that settled in Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang is one of the top destinations in Sumatra; Bukit Lawang is a small village on the edge of Gunung Leuser.
The Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center was started in by two Swiss zoologists, Regina Frey and Monica Boerner, and funded by Frankfurt Zoological Society and WWF. The intention was to help orangutans that had been displaced due to land clearing or recovered from captivity.
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