Some more information about the work of the volunteers here at Samboja Lestari: Ginger leaf cutting and bamboo chopping.
At Samboja Lestari we are working with orangutans and sun bears, that are kept here because they need help after humans had caused them harm in various ways.
The orangutan islands are surrounded by a moat, which needs to be cleared of plants ever so often. This was just one of the jobs the volunteers were tasked with.
The sanctuary is also home to a number of sun bears. Like the orangutans they need some “entertainment” in form of enrichment to keep them stimulated. It’s not always easy for them to get to the food hidden in the enrichment, but frustration is a better emotion than boredom.