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Tuberculosis strikes orangutans in sanctuary

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, November 24 2011 | 09:10 am

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 on Wednesday that about 10 to 15 percent of a total of 650 orangutans currently kept in cages at the foundation’s rehabilitation centers in Semboja, East Kalimantan, and in Nyar...

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