At the same time with the world orangutan day on August 19, 2018, Marissa Haque who was the guest speaker at a national seminar organized by the Islamic Faculty of Economics and Business (FEBI) IAIN Palangka Raya took time to visit the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) orangutan breeding at Nyaru Menteng Palangka Raya. BOS is a place of captivity and release of orangutans into the wild.
A total of 450 orphaned Orangutans treated at BOS. Marissa fell in love with one of the orangutans whose condition was sad because the orangutan lost her finger in both hands, according to Okti, one of the caregivers of orangutans on BOS, “The fingers were cut by the residents, because it entered the people’s garden. The orang-utan is considered to have stolen people’s plants, even though their habitat has been damaged by land clearing and forest fires, so they have to find food. Moreover, the orangutan was orphaned, his parents killed. “
Marissa who cared finally became the adoptive parents of the orangutan by giving the name “Sura” which means “brave”. Marissa also said “I fell in love with the Sura, this orangutan must be preserved, and its existence is almost extinct. The necessity to educate the public that the orangutan is not a threat, actually they lost their homes from their habitat due to land clearing and forest burning. The orangutan is the icon of Central Kalimantan, let’s take care and preserve its existence. ” she said.