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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.

485
Orangutans have been released
back to their home.
422
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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Ready to slurp some rubber sap?

​A throwback to a special Forest School class before the pandemic hit.

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21 hours ago

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Them babies learning where the treats are, so sweet!❤️

So Adorable and so cute

Tolle Arbeit 👍

Did you know that by observing orangutans, we can learn which natural food sources are also safe for humans to consume?🤔

When our Post Release Monitoring teams run out of food supplies in the middle of nowhere and still have a job to do, they look to orangutans for clues on what to eat.

For example, from observing Desi, one of our released orangutans, they have learned that the Drewak (Microcos sp.) and Lempaung (Baccaurea lanceolate) fruits are safe to eat, despite the sour taste they leave on the tongue.

They have also tried leaves and herbs in the forest, including edible and spicy Zingiberaceae tubes, a favorite among orangutans.

Would you care much about the taste when you are desperate for food in the jungle?
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Did you know that by observing orangutans, we can learn which natural food sources are also safe for humans to consume?🤔 

When our Post Release Monitoring teams run out of food supplies in the middle of nowhere and still have a job to do, they look to orangutans for clues on what to eat.

For example, from observing Desi, one of our released orangutans, they have learned that the Drewak (Microcos sp.) and Lempaung (Baccaurea lanceolate) fruits are safe to eat, despite the sour taste they leave on the tongue.

They have also tried leaves and herbs in the forest, including edible and spicy Zingiberaceae tubes, a favorite among orangutans. 

Would you care much about the taste when you are desperate for food in the jungle?

When you watch Kopral climbing trees, building nests, or foraging for food, you wouldn't believe that he has no arms.

He arrived at our Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre in 1999 after being electrocuted. While escaping his captors, he had climbed a telephone pole. Our medical team had no choice but to amputate his arms to save his life.

Kopral never gave up, and now he lives on one of our Sanctuary Islands - together with female orangutan Lesley and mother-son pair Merin and Marlon.

On the island, he can live a semi-wild life in a protected, natural and species-appropriate environment.

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4 days ago

When you watch Kopral climbing trees, building nests, or foraging for food, you wouldnt believe that he has no arms.

He arrived at our Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre in 1999 after being electrocuted. While escaping his captors, he had climbed a telephone pole. Our medical team had no choice but to amputate his arms to save his life.

Kopral never gave up, and now he lives on one of our Sanctuary Islands - together with female orangutan Lesley and mother-son pair Merin and Marlon. 

On the island, he can live a semi-wild life in a protected, natural and species-appropriate environment.
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#mondaymotivation #orangutanfreedom #saveorangutans #bosImage attachment

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The resilience of animals is extraordinary. A great story to remind us never to give up.

Mari, an orangutan at Florida’s Center for Great Apes, also had her arms amputated. Her mother became agitated and accidentally injured Mari when she was young, and veterinarians had to amputate them because they were damaged beyond repair. They celebrated her 40th birthday this past week.

His little cheek pads are adorable, so grateful to BOS that he lives the good life that allows for him to the age to have them. 😃

Just incredible to watch him in action - thank goodness for BOS ❤️

He is amazing, thank-you for giving him a chance at life

Thank you to the caregivers, you rock!

That's my adopted son. Awesome Kopral. Love to Shelton too

All grown up now, amazing work by BOS. What happened to his buddy Shelton?

!! Go kopral Go !! 💪🏼👍🏽😍🤩🥰

This handsome & strong boy is always my favourite 💙 ❤ 💜

Thanks for all that you do to give these beautiful animals a safe life.💖

1999? No fue en el 2009?

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Just one week left - and we still have a long way to go!

Will you help us provide the urgently needed testing supplies to keep our staff and orangutans safe from COVID-19?

Even the smallest donation makes a difference!

Please donate now via the link!🙏

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5 days ago

Just one week left - and we still have a long way to go!

Will you help us provide the urgently needed testing supplies to keep our staff and orangutans safe from COVID-19?

Even the smallest donation makes a difference! 

Please donate now via the link!🙏  

 https://bit.ly/Covid-Appeal-BOSA

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😍trop cute Éric Vallieres

Skill #5 on our Forest School students' timetable is 'Brachiating'.

Brachiating is a form of locomotion during which orangutans swing hand over hand from one branch to another. By being able to brachiate under multiple branches, orangutans can move more freely through the forest.

As the largest arboreal animal on earth, their weight would restrict their access to many areas and food sources if they only walked on top of branches.

Our forest school students are copying and learning this practical skill from each other.

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6 days ago

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Simply....Amazing l could watch this all day.🤎🤎🤎

Congratulations to the teachers of these adorable animals 👍🥰

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Adorable

So adorable 🥰

Jishnu Kashyap Hazarika

Beautiful

So lovely 🥰🥰💖❤️

Love them.

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Little Ramangai is ready for a relaxing and contemplative weekend.😍

The now one-year-old arrived at our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in February this year. He was severely dehydrated and weak. A villager had kept him captive after he found the baby while hunting for birds.

Thanks to the immediate care from our vets and surrogate mothers, he is now thriving in the Nursery Group.

Like all our orphans, Ramangai needs a lot of tender loving care from our staff. This close contact is only possible because of frequent COVID testing.

Will you help keep Ramangai and his buddies safe from COVID-19 by following the link?🙏

#saveorangutans #OrangutanJungleSchool #bos

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7 days ago

Little Ramangai is ready for a relaxing and contemplative weekend.😍

The now one-year-old arrived at our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in February this year. He was severely dehydrated and weak. A villager had kept him captive after he found the baby while hunting for birds.

Thanks to the immediate care from our vets and surrogate mothers, he is now thriving in the Nursery Group.

Like all our orphans, Ramangai needs a lot of tender loving care from our staff. This close contact is only possible because of frequent COVID testing. 

Will you help keep Ramangai and his buddies safe from COVID-19 by following the link?🙏
​
​#saveorangutans #orangutanjungleschool #bos 

 https://bit.ly/Covid-Appeal-BOSA

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Beautiful xxx

I love you to the moon! ❤️

A throwback to when baby Jacqui wasn't quite happy about how her day started!😃

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1 week ago

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I would love your job ...... must be so rewarding

OMG. That’s adorable. Just like a little kid 😂

Aww bless her ❤️❤️

Poor baby’s like I can’t believe I’ve been left behind, NO!!!❤️🤗

Kylie Bacon …. Prepare for tanties

Debbie Gray

Bless her throwing her cuddly about so beautiful xx

Terrific temper tantrum!

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Did you know that orangutans use leaves as umbrellas?

Hands up if you think this is a great idea!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️
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1 week ago

Did you know that orangutans use leaves as umbrellas?
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Hands up if you think this is a great idea!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

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This is a great idea xxx

So smart 😊

Mackenzie Elizabeth ❤️

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