It was saved by water police when drifting on Barito River. Then, Chief of Water Police Unit of Banjarmasin City Police AKP Untung Widodo it then handed over to the Head of the Animal Quarantine Class 1 Banjarmasin DVM Sri Hanum and BKSDA reprentative Ridwan, said Chairman of SBI University of Lambung Mangkurat, Amalia Rezeki, here on Thursday.
Since SBI and BKSDA signed a cooperation in the protection and conservation of bekantan or proboscis monkeys in South Kalimantan, it has been three times they release bekantan to wildlife in Bakut Island. They were four bekantan released.
Currently Bakut Island not only as a natural park area. It also used as a bekantan rescue center by SBI and BKSDA.
In the future on this island to be built habituation cage facility and quarantine cage for bekantan confiscated or delivery by community before being released back into its natural habitat.
"We greatly appreciate the well efforts of the Banjarmasin water police saved Bekantan drifting in the Barito river and handed it to quarantine before being handed over to BKSDA Kalsel," said Amalia Rezeki.
In South Kalimantan currently only around 4500-5000 proboscis monkey left, he said.