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  • Meet Jelapat

    Meet Jelapat

Jelapat is an active 3-year-old male orangutan who likes to climb trees and play with his best friend, Talaken, in Forest School Group 1. In Forest School, Jelapat is a playful character who loves to wrestle babysitters to indicate that he wants to play. Jelapat always approaches new faces and seeks their attention.

Background

Jelapat was being kept as a pet illegally by a local villager in Central Kalimantan. The local resident, who had named him Jelapat, claimed to have found him wandering alone and weak in a gold-mining area. Forest fires had devastated the area around that time, destroying all the trees and blanketing the region in a thick haze: Sadly, his mother undoubtedly perished in the fires or was killed intentionally.

 Fun Fact

Whenever Talaken is worried or in danger, Jelapat will come to the rescue and give her a protective hug. She also does the same for him!

  Birth Date

2015 (est.)

 Character

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