Despite Jono’s sad situation, Den Haas pointed out that the people working at this government facility simply do the best they can.
“They do a good job with the limited resources that they have, and I do hope that more support can be created for this center, because no matter how you put it, this center is hugely important to take care of confiscated wildlife,” Den Haas said. “It’s just that animals often end up there for the longer term, unfortunately. This is not supposed to happen.”
Den Haas and the JAAN team continued to plead Jono’s case, and they eventually arranged for Jono to be moved to a rescue center run by Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in the Kalimantan region of Indonesia. Jono is originally from Kalimantan, Den Haas discovered after testing his DNA.