Aman had trouble with a large male, called Semenggoh, at another rehabilitation facility in Sarawak. Aman had one of his fingers bitten off by the other dominant male and then electrocuted himself by grabbing onto power lines. If you look at the hand grabbing the rope in the photo, Aman's left hand, you will see that his first finger is missing. Losing his finger did not in any way paralyze his strength. I put a full unbroken coconut in his enclosure. With his left hand, he took the coconut and broke the shell into three pieces with just his fingers!
He was still adjusting to his new vision during my stay. He moved very slowly and cautiously as he maneuvered throughout his enclosure, stopping periodically with his eyes focused on the rainforest surrounding him.
As of my time at Matang, there were no release plans for him. The forest where the orangutans are released is located extremely close to the facility. He is too big and powerful to have living freely in the nearby forest because of all the visitors that come to MWC. He poses too much of a threat if he is free-ranging and in close proximity to the center. Another orangutan at MWC bit a tourist visiting the Center after she was released. Now she is back at the center until a plan can be devised for her second release.