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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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work to save these beautiful creatures.

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Great news! Recently we posted about how Taymur was our least adopted orangutan. Thanks to all of you AMAZING people, he was the #1 adopted orangutan this month!!

Look how happy he is! Thank you to everyone who chose to support little Taymur this month and to those who spread the word. 😀
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Great news! Recently we posted about how Taymur was our least adopted orangutan. Thanks to all of you AMAZING people, he was the #1 adopted orangutan this month!!

Look how happy he is! Thank you to everyone who chose to support little Taymur this month and to those who spread the word. 😀

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So pleased to hear. He’s also my boy ❤️🦧

He is absolutely adorable.

I’m happy to share my boy ❤️

He's a sweetie.

So sweet!

So cute

What a cutie

Very cute

That is so so wonderful!! 🥰🥰❤️❤️

We helped Melanie Duszynski

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Carefully calculating a plan on how to get more enrichment items today.

Who said Monday can't be fun? 😜
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Carefully calculating a plan on how to get more enrichment items today. 

Who said Monday cant be fun? 😜

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Mmmm were next ,Hes beautifull love the picture x

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Absolutely sweet. This little one looks healthy. Glad too see him sitting in the forest and not as a humans pet or preforming for humans. BOS is Great as they teach the orangutans how to survive back in the wild. ❤️🇺🇸

This stick is a little tough. I wouldn't recommend it.

“I’m gonna rub these sticks together and invent fire!”

“Meeeh, this bark is worse than my bite”! 😂 ❤️🦧❤️

It's so hard to keep your nails just right at the moment

Give me a moment and I'll whip up something for us to eat.

I no it will fit just got to wiggle it x

Yes I know I have to eat all my greens before I get dessert 😁

(Breathe in.....breathe out) fooooooo-cusssss

Mmmm bark yummmm☺️

Let's try this...... 🤔

oops I broke it

What do I do with this? Eat it?🤔

CUTE

Sharon Fisher Fairbrother

Adorable ❤️

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Many of the orangutans in our care are orphaned at a young age. The process of getting them back to the wild takes many years as they learn the skills they need to survive by attending Forest School with our dedicated nannies.

Thank you to everyone who supports out work and gives orangutans a second chance at life.
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Many of the orangutans in our care are orphaned at a young age. The process of getting them back to the wild takes many years as they learn the skills they need to survive by attending Forest School with our dedicated nannies.

Thank you to everyone who supports out work and gives orangutans a second chance at life.

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This is such a wonderful program for the baby orangutans. It gives them a chance to thrive and live in their natural habitat. Great team of dedicated people who show how much they care about conservation and wildlife. Thank you for your hard work and love for the orangutans. 🦧 ❤️🇺🇸

My heart breaks to know the story but so grateful for BOSF’s dedicated work to give them a safe place to learn how to be free again . Thankyou 🙏🦧❤️

Aww, she is so sweet! So sad she lost her Mom. Happy to see the surrogate. Is there a new season of Orangutan Jungle School coming soon? I have all of the episodes on my PVR. I watch them over and over.

It's wonderful what you are doing. The nanny's must have such a bond with these beautiful babies. You are all doing a marvelous thing.

Who is this precious baby?

Judy Sederholm 😍

Beautiful little darling

😍😍❤

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Go away Social Distance please

Charlotte Carr

Otan?

Lucas Meehan

Christine Bull

Kay Tarver McDonald

Tamás Ferenczy

Katie Lewin 😂😂😂

Eileen Sword 😎

Beautiful 😍

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We are happy to announce that Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, and CEO Jamartin Sihite have received a ‘2020 Pongo Environmental Award’ from the Orangutan Republik Foundation.

Read more about the awards here: ow.ly/gu9350ALLFD
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We are happy to announce that Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, and CEO Jamartin Sihite have received a ‘2020 Pongo Environmental Award’ from the Orangutan Republik Foundation. 

Read more about the awards here: http://ow.ly/gu9350ALLFD

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Congratulations Jamartin, well deserved. Your love and care for Orangutans is absolutely heartwarming. Keep up the great and very important work for the survival of the Orangutans 🦧❤️🇺🇸

Congratulation!! The Orangutans so need your willing help! Thank you!

Very well deserved. Congratulations

Congratulations Jamartin well done for all your hard work x

Congratulations, well deserved ..your amazing

WOW - Congratulations!! You SO deserve it 🙂

Congratulations. This is so well deserved.

Congratulations!

Congratulations

👍 félicitations 👏

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Who is the sweetest girl we all know?

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Sweet Meryl. Es encantadora😍

Look at that face ❤

Meryl! 😍😍😘😘

Monita 🥰😍

So so beautiful

What a sweet face ❤❤🐒

Sweet Meryl 🥰

Meryl!!

Meryl 💕💕

Meryl?

Absolutely she is!

I love you Meryl!!!!

Gorgeous😘

Beautiful

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If you're an adoptive parent to one of our orangutans check your inbox as our latest updates were sent out this week. We hope you enjoy reading about what your babies have been up to!

If you'd like to adopt an orangutan, check out our family at ow.ly/T4Dr50AJLAO
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If youre an adoptive parent to one of our orangutans check your inbox as our latest updates were sent out this week. We hope you enjoy reading about what your babies have been up to!

If youd like to adopt an orangutan, check out our family at http://ow.ly/T4Dr50AJLAO

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Beautiful 💞

I've watched the series Orangutan Jungle School over and over and just love these babies. I will check out your adoption options. 😍

Yes, I got my update on Topan, thank you ♥️. She is doing well, especially considering her rough start in life.

I am so happy to be an adoptive parent, will await my update, where is it.?

I got my update on Monita . I loved reading hearing what she was up to. Thanks all ❤❤

Valentino and Cinta are both doing amazing Thankyou ❤️

Just look at them. Having fun.

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