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We don’t walk like you-oo-oo! Young orangutan orphans are pushed around in a wheelbarrow by their ‘surrogate mothers’ at rehabilitation centre

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Orangutans between 3 and 7 years old are transported in a wheelbarrow by surrogate mothers, a practice used for efficiency reasons in all BOS Foundation centers
  • The cute primates are also seen hanging from the trees and waiting while their school lunch is prepared in the forest.

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Young orphaned orangutans have been seen being pushed together in a wheelbarrow at a rehabilitation center in Indonesia.

The friendly primates, between three and seven years old, are being cared for by surrogate mothers, a practice used in all Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation centers.

In addition to being taken on a wheelbarrow ride on wooden platforms through the rainforest terrain, they are also seen hanging from trees and waiting while their school lunch is prepared in the forest.

Other images show them playfully posing for the camera and huddled together in a group enjoying each other’s company.

Orangutans are being rehabilitated at the centers in the hope that they can learn natural skills and one day return to the forest.

The adorable snaps were taken at two centers in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Established in 1991, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is the largest orangutan conservation organization in the world.

Orangutans between 3 and 7 years old are transported in a wheelbarrow by surrogate mothers, a practice used for efficiency reasons in all BOS Foundation centers

Young orangutans are seen being carried in a wheelbarrow by a surrogate mother through rainforest terrain in Borneo, Indonesia.

Young orangutans are seen being carried in a wheelbarrow by a surrogate mother through rainforest terrain in Borneo, Indonesia.

An orangutan hanging and circling among the trees at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center

An orangutan hanging and circling among the trees at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center

Orangutans between 3 and 7 years old are transported in a wheelbarrow by a surrogate mother

Orangutans between 3 and 7 years old are transported in a wheelbarrow by a surrogate mother

A group of young orangutans huddled together in a nursery at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

A group of young orangutans huddled together in a nursery at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Kalanaman (left), Avo (right), 3-year-old orangutans in the nursery group at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, looking adoringly at the camera.

Kalanaman (left), Avo (right), 3-year-old orangutans in the nursery group at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, looking adoringly at the camera.

Onyer, a 3-year-old male orangutan in the nursery group at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, making a funny face.

Onyer, a 3-year-old male orangutan in the nursery group at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, making a funny face.

Greta (right) and Kaladan (below), aged around 7, watch as a surrogate mother prepares their school lunch in the forest at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Greta (right) and Kaladan (below), aged around 7, watch as a surrogate mother prepares their school lunch in the forest at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Baimah, a 3-year-old female orangutan, making a strange face at forest school time at the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Center of the BOS Foundation

Baimah, a 3-year-old female orangutan, making a strange face at forest school time at the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Center of the BOS Foundation

Onyer and Avo, 3-year-old orangutans from the nursery group at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, look on lovingly

Onyer and Avo, 3-year-old orangutans from the nursery group at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, look on lovingly

Monita, a 6-year-old female orangutan, looks tired in Group 5 of the forest school at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Monita, a 6-year-old female orangutan, looks tired in Group 5 of the forest school at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Baun (left), Greta (right) and Kaladan (below), aged around 7, watch as a surrogate mother prepares their school lunch in the forest at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Baun (left), Greta (right) and Kaladan (below), aged around 7, watch as a surrogate mother prepares their school lunch in the forest at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Jeni has a cute expression while participating in forest school activities at the BOS Foundations Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Jeni has a cute expression while participating in forest school activities at the BOS Foundations Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

A BOS Foundation surrogate mother is seen offering coconuts to the orangutans during forest school, providing a refreshing experience as many of the orangutans particularly enjoy coconut.

Monyo (left) and Jeni (right), both aged 5, hanging from branches at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

Monyo (left) and Jeni (right), both aged 5, hanging from branches at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

An orangutan hanging from a tree while covering his face at the BOS Foundation's Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center

An orangutan hanging from a tree while covering his face at the BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Center

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