Who is JABRICK?
Why is Jabrick the inspiration behind this Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark?
In Feb 2015 One year old JABRICK was stolen from her mother as she was being killed. Habitat destruction gives illegal poachers easier access to animals that ordinarily would be harder to reach. JABRICK was very skinny & weak and the 'surrogate parents' (local villagers) realised they did not know how to care for such a young baby and so thankfully, surrendered her to The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP)and was taken to COP Borneo Rehabilitation Centre.
JABRICK was severely malnourished as she had been fed a diet of only condensed milk. An orangutan baby in the wild can suckle from their mother for up to 8yrs and so JABRICK was denied the many antibodies and nutrients normally absorbed from Mum.
When JABRICK first arrived at the Rehabilitation Centre it took many months to bring her health to a level where she could attend 'Forest School'. Once there, however, although only a baby she was one of the top climbers and would often not come down at the end of the day.
In Late Dec 2015, disaster from a weakened immune system struck again and JABRICK the flu. Once again she was kept warm and she was encourage to eat but had little appetite. Her condition deteriorated as she would not eat or drink. Sadly on 15th January JABRICK climbed her highest tree yet and passed away. With Compassion & Soul (who funded the build and operation of COP Borneo for the first 3yrs) and The Centre for Orangutan Protection (who manage the centre) remain absolutely devastated as she was one of COP Borneo’s little champions.
RIP JABRICK You will live on through this Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark, we will never forget you.