Adopt an orphaned orangutan

Orangutans are on the brink of extinction. Help provide the care and rehabilitation 
they need to return to the wild.

Our Vision


Our vision is a world where orangutans are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans.

468
Orangutans have been released
back to their home.
466
Orangutans are being cared for in
our sanctuaries.

The Problem


There are numerous threats to the viability of the remaining wild orangutan population in Indonesia and Malaysia.  The primary threat is the loss of habitat with up to 80% of suitable forest in Indonesia and Malaysia having been lost in the past 20 years. Other threats, which often go hand-in-hand with the destruction of the rainforest, are the illegal pet trade and poaching.

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Our Community

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Hands up if you like to know what this handsome boy is up to! 🙋‍♀️
​Read all about Jeffrey's progress on the pre-release island by following the link. www.orangutans.com.au/news/jeffreys-journey-to-freedom/
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Hands up if you like to know what this handsome boy is up to! 🙋‍♀️ 
​Read all about Jeffreys progress on the pre-release island by following the link.  https://www.orangutans.com.au/news/jeffreys-journey-to-freedom/

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Handsome photo. Jeffrey had a lot of hair. What a Great story and it appears he is doing good on the pre-release island. 🦧🦧🦧❤️❤️❤️💙💙💙

Very handsome ❤️

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2 days ago

Caption our photo of the week! One arm, two arms, three arms, one head...😜

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Too cute to caption !!!💜

There’s our beautiful boy! Hi Valentino, you are looking 3 x as gorgeous today! 😍😍😍💙💙💙

Hangin in there baby 🤙

Hang in there Guys

“I can’t hold on any longer” says the orangutan on the right.💙❤️🦧🦧🦧

Whooo we did it !! The one armed swingers club😃😃💪

Yes, we put deodorant on - smell us 🙂

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A picture is worth a thousand words! A huge THANK YOU to all the loving and caring mum's out there!🥰
​Most orangutans in our care have tragically lost their mum. Our dedicated surrogate mothers do all they can to help them heal and thrive.💞
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4 days ago

A picture is worth a thousand words! A huge THANK YOU to all the loving and caring mums out there!🥰
​Most orangutans in our care have tragically lost their mum. Our dedicated surrogate mothers do all they can to help them heal and thrive.💞Image attachment

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Great loving surrogate moms. Happy Mother’s Day 🦧🦧🦧🦧❤️❤️❤️❤️

Such caring women , thank you to everyone

Here is another stunning image from our camera trap study! Clouded leopards are one of the most ancient cat species, but can't roar or purr.

​They are threatened through poaching and habitat loss and classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List.

Read all about our camera trap research by following the link.👇 www.orangutans.com.au/information/jungle-looks/
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5 days ago

Here is another stunning image from our camera trap study! Clouded leopards are one of the most ancient cat species, but cant roar or purr. 

​They are threatened through poaching and habitat loss and classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List.
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Read all about our camera trap research by following the link.👇  https://www.orangutans.com.au/information/jungle-looks/

When we release orangutans to the Bornean rainforest or to a pre-release island, we need to make sure they find enough natural food.

​Therefore, we not only monitor them and make sure they are healthy and adapting well; we also conduct regular phenology surveys.

​Check out what this is all about via the link.👇 www.orangutans.com.au/news/survey-on-bikes/
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6 days ago

When we release orangutans to the Bornean rainforest or to a pre-release island, we need to make sure they find enough natural food. 
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​Therefore, we not only monitor them and make sure they are healthy and adapting well; we also conduct regular phenology surveys.
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​Check out what this is all about via the link.👇  https://www.orangutans.com.au/news/survey-on-bikes/

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Thank you for all you do. It is very important to make sure they have food or all your hard work is for nothing. I know all of you definitely want them to survive. 🦧💙❤️

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7 days ago

Any idea who this wet bundle of joy is?😂

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Cinta! ❤️❤️❤️

Is that Cheeky Cinta?

I would say Cinta as well

Cute

With those long, luscious lockes, it has to be Cinta!

Oh how wonderful

Happy

Cinta😂😂

Cinta loves her water! 🤣

❤️🥰

More like AAAHHHHHH THATS COLD 😂😂😂😂

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Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Our Instant Gifts are the ideal choice!

​By buying one, you surprise your mum with a unique gift that also helps us care for our orphaned orangutans—a win-win for both.💞

​Get your personalized certificate today via the link! www.orangutans.com.au/instant-gifts/
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1 week ago

Are you still looking for the perfect Mothers Day gift? Our Instant Gifts are the ideal choice!

​By buying one, you surprise your mum with a unique gift that also helps us care for our orphaned orangutans—a win-win for both.💞 
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​Get your personalized certificate today via the link! https://www.orangutans.com.au/instant-gifts/

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A beautiful baby

So cute.❣️

What do you think Taymur is signalling his classmates?😃

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2 weeks ago

What do you think Taymur is signalling his classmates?😃
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Over here, the teacher's not looking!!

What you looking at ? Vogue !

Rap Battle !

Tarzan impression, but no vine to swing on

Look, I don't shave

Eye - said - wave

No flies on me

I think it's raining

This way to the Party; bring your own nana 🍌

I just farted

Oh no! I forgot my deodorant!

you stink, I can smell you from over there

Termites everywhere c’mon everybody!🤗

Oh man, I forgot my homework!

Letting them know the new season is coming out soon

I’m the king of the jungle

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