Orangutan Amalia

Orangutan Amalia

Already head of the class, Amalia is a great nest-builder. Help her to spend every night in the tree tops!


Name meaning: ‘Amalia’ means ‘work’. Although not named for her work ethic, Amalia is indeed a diligent forest pupil. 

Born in 2011

Bio: Amalia was rescued along with Eska from a private zoo that was shut down by authorities. They were both held in one cage. She was confident around humans but avoided eye contact like a wild orangutan. Over the years, she has become more trusting of her foster mothers.

Along with Eska, Amalia was moved to Camp Sungai, where the older orangutans can spend all day and night in the forest. While Eska mostly preferred to sleep in his cage, Amalia took her nest-building skills to the canopy and slept under the stars. Nowadays, they comfortably sleep together in one nest, enjoying each others company.

Amalia is currently in level 3 in the FOREST SCHOOL, already behaving like a wild orangutan. Building nests, searching for her own food and even teaching younger orangutans important skills – Amalia shows a highly developed orangutan behaviour. Therefore, together with Eska, she will be the first candidate to be released, after passing through the level of pre-release stage.

Favourite past-times: Amalia really loves to make big nests in the trees! And on the ground… she likes to roll her body like an orangutan beach ball!

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