Of course, Rosi and Jarot don’t live with me, but in the Sumatran forest at rescue centres.
Separated from their mothers when babies, and now looked after by The Orangutan Project, Rosi and Jarot have the chance, along with many other Orangutan babies, to return to the forest where they belong. If, that is, there is a forest to return to!
Why were Rosi and Jarot separated from their mothers at such a young age? Because the rainforest where they live is being felled for Palm Oil and other crops at an overwhelming rate with the remaining forest being degraded by drought and forest fires. Extinction, for the Sumatran Orangutan in the wild is likely in the next 10 years. Extinction for the Bornean Orangutans following soon after.