Now she has become the first orangutan to give birth in the forest school, in an environment that is very similar to the wild. The pregnancy, however, was unplanned; in fact, Signe had a contraceptive implant. Preuschoft says, "But orangutans are pretty dexterous, and she probably removed the 'foreign body' herself."
Along with Signe, Preuschoft and her team are also caring for another six orangutans: Sri, Justin, Ung, Heli, Kiki und Robert. Step-by-step, and at their own pace, the apes are all being prepared for a life in the wild.