25 Nov '11, 12pm

Kalimantan orangutans affected by tuberculosis:

Kalimantan orangutans affected by tuberculosis:

The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network Friday, Nov 25, 2011 THE Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) has reported that tuberculosis infections have delayed the release of 650 captive orangutans back to their natural habitats. Jamartin Sihite, the BOSF chairman, said last Wednesday that about 10 to 15 per cent of a total of 650 orangutans currently kept in cages at the foundations rehabilitation centre in Semboja, East Kalimantan, and in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan, were infected, impeding efforts to reintroduce them to their native habitats. We have 650 orangutans in cages. However, we cannot yet release them due not only to the continuous destruction of their habitats but also because many suffer from tuberculosis, Jamartin told journalists after the signing of an agreement on primate-genetics research between the BOSF and the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biol...

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