- Veterinary Care
- Forest School Training by a dedicated carer
For more information on Chocolate and how you can assist the Orangutan Project please read below.
Approximate Date Birth: June 2010
Arrival Date: 17 June 2012
Care Centre: Batu Mbelin Quarantine Centre
Physical Condition: Healthy
Chocolate was confiscated from villagers in Southwest Aceh. He was very thin, with dry skin and dull, wiry hair. By chance, his confiscation coincided with the presence of a film crew from NBC in the USA, and Paul Hilton, a well known photographer based in Hong Kong, so the whole process was well documented. Both were in the area covering a spate of recent fires in the nearby Tripa peat swamp forests, from where Chocolate without doubt originates. He was named Chocolate, as someone stopped at a roadside store to buy some chocolate, and was then informed during discussions with locals about an Orangutan for sale, hence the name..
How you can help
To adopt an Orangutan yourself, or to contribute funds to the Orangutan Project, please visit their website at www.orangutanproject.com.au