Bukit Lawang Orangutans
Because of the past orangutan rehabilitation initiative in Bukit Lawang, some orangutans in Gunung Leuser National Park at the side of Bukit Lawang are semi-wild and live peacefully aside humans.
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While the rehabilitation centre has been closed in 2002, the reintegrated orangutans and their offsprings are still monitored by rangers. These semi-wild orangutans usually have names; the wild orangutans that live deeper into the jungle and who are harder to spot, usually do not have names.
The Orangutans around Bukit Lawang
While its kindness towards humans is touching, it is sad that he has become semi-wild and that some visitors or guides feed orangutans for a nice picture or for a better tip, resp. At Local Guides it is prohibited to feed orangutans. Instead we educate visitors about the dangers of feeding or touching orangutans.