“At the rehabilitation center, the young orangutans are constantly monitored,” Lis Key, communications manager for the rescue, told The Dodo. “As they grow in confidence and ability, they move from baby school, through forest school and then on to the pre-release island.”
Since Gito is still in the beginning stages of his rehabilitation, he will remain at the center for several more years to continue learning about forest life and making new friends.
“Out in the forest, Gito loves to climb high and explore,” Key said. “He usually takes his friends with him, but he's also happy to play on his own. He is learning fast — currently on his list to learn is how to forage the forest for food. Then after that, it will be how to make a nest for the night.”