Cece was confiscated from the Hill Park theme park in Medan, North Sumatra in February 2015. Reports were received from the public about the existence of orangutans at Hill Park. After an investigation, the manager of the park agreed to hand Cece into government authorities. She was being housed in a small cage. Cece was taken immediately to the Quarantine Centre run by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in Medan to receive treatment and proper care.
Cece, weighing 15kg, was in a healthy and stable condition when she arrived at the SOCP Quarantine Centre. After receiving health checks from the veterinary team, Cece was introduced to the infant group. Although Cece was a bit shy when she first arrived at Quarantine, she quickly settled into the infant group and became the dominant orangutan.
Cece was then introduced to the larger social group. However, she was very nervous and had difficulty getting enough food, so she was returned to the infant house and is the oldest member. Cece’s closest companion is Bobina, and the two small orangutans can always be seen “competing” with each other for attention. Cece loves to try to build nests with dried leaves, and is almost always playing with her friends. Cece is an absolutely beautiful orangutan with long, dark hair and a Mohawk hairstyle.
Recently, staff at the Quarantine Centre created a “forest school” in the grounds where the young orangutans are given the opportunity to climb and play in the trees. Cece is already climbing to the tops of the trees and loves to hang on the ropes while eating whatever food she can find in the baskets!
By adopting Cece today, you are helping fund our activities to protect her and her friends from the threats they face. You will receive regular updates on their progress as they are cared for in our facilities, with the hope of eventually returing to the jungle.
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