A Tiny Rescued Infant Orangutan Is Introduced to the Playground at the Sanctuary Where She Lives

Baby Orangutan

An adorable little infant orangutan named Rickina who was rescued after her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances, was gently introduced to the playground by her attending human at the IAR Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia who kept a close eye on her as she interacted with other orangutans. The attendant also introduced Rickina to heights she’d never seen before, helping the little primate balance as she looked around the landscape from a different point of view. Orangutan Rescue is a non-profit organization that provides sanctuary and safety from encroachment and poachers. Donations can be made through their site.

Orangutans are critically endangered in the wild because of rapid deforestation and the expansion of palm oil plantations into their rainforest home. If nothing is done to protect them, they will be extinct in just a few years. Visit the Orangutan Outreach website to learn more and make a difference!


Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.