Orangutan Adoptions

Why adopt an orangutan?

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction.

Hunting, the pet trade, trafficking and habitat destruction mean hundreds of orangutan deaths every year!

With your help, we can change this. By adopting one of our orangutans, you can take comfort that they are being cared for around-the-clock by dedicated ‘nannies’, who teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild in places not threatened by people.
The perfect gift…

You can adopt a beautiful baby orangutan today for yourself or for someone special for:
•    $120.00 per year, one off or ongoing, or
•    $32.50 per quarter ongoing, or
•    $12.00 per month ongoing.              (Australian dollars)
Select the orangutan you wish to sponsor below to view the various payment options.

  Orangutan adoptions are tax deductible in Australia.  

nb. In late 2014, we announced the exciting news that Ruthie and Nody had graduated to orangutan ‘university’ on Palas Island. The Island is the last phase in the rehabilitation process and our hope is that in time, they’ll be ready for the next step – release back into the wild. With Ruthie and Nody’s move to the Island, it will be increasingly difficult to get regular updates on their progress. However, we are delighted to introduce you to Cinta and Jumbo, who have replaced Ruthie and Nody on the adoption program.

Cinta was around five months old and severely underweight when she was discovered at a palm oil plantation. Initially shy and nervous, with the help of her babysitters she’s beginning to come out of her shell and socialising with the babies in her group.

Dodo arrived at Samboja Lestarii as the youngest orangutan in the baby group. Since being rescued Dodo has been in and out of hospital, he seems to be very susceptible to anything that’s going around, making him that little bit more precious.
Jumbo came to be at BOS when hunting dogs scared his mother away and he was separated from her. The scars of losing his mother are still fresh and he’ll hug himself when he’s surprised or scared. However we’re confident that the rehabilitation process will turn him into a confident boy.
Named after the paramedic who saved him at just a few months old, Miko was confiscated in Kerang Bengkirai. A fairly recent arrival, this tiny little ape came to Nyaru Menteng dehydrated and suffering an injury to his hand.
Nita was kept as a pet until she was 1.5 years old. She ate cake and tea and could not figure out how to climb trees.