Dora - An Orangutan returns home


AUTHOR: Inga Sieg

CAMERA: Axel Warnstedt

PUBLISHER: Deutsche Welle – Global Ideas


PICTURE COPYRIGHT: Deutsche Welle, Axel Warnstedt, Daniel Rosengren

About the Report

“Orangutan Dora is eight years old. She spent the first years of her life in captivity as an orphan. Then she was freed and brought to an “ape school” on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. There, she learned how to climb, build a nest and find food. When she was mature enough to live independently in the rainforest, she was reintroduced into the wild. We were there when it happened. Since then, three years have passed, and we’re back in the jungle to see how she’s doing.”