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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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Did you know that orangutans communicate through eye contact, vocalisations and body gestures?🤔

So far, scientists have identified 11 vocal and 21 physical gesture types. However, getting the data is challenging: Orangutans are primarily solitary and spend most of their time in the trees.
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Did you know that orangutans communicate through eye contact, vocalisations and body gestures?🤔 
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So far, scientists have identified 11 vocal and 21 physical gesture types. However, getting the data is challenging: Orangutans are primarily solitary and spend most of their time in the trees.

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"VIste a ese fulano ahi, esta loco!"

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New week, new photo of the week! Happy captioning!😃

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1,2,3,4 wait there’s 5 on the other oh wait I found it!🤗😁

You haven't put a ring on this yet!

This little piggy cried "wee, wee, wee" all the way home. 😅

Bring no food for me??? Than, talk to the hand... 😄😄😄

Contemplation—“They call it a pinky but clearly it’s brown like the other’s”. 🤔 🧡🦧🧡

Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear.

Don't think he noticed me 😀

Ok sont tous là ..... c'est partit pour la semaine de boulot .... vivement le week end

I have a splinter in my finger

This little piggy

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Happy weekend!😎 Enjoy this video of little Jumbo in Forest School.

​Now Jumbo is all grown up and lives on a pre-release island - the last step on his journey to freedom.💞
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4 days ago

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Beautiful to hear this. I love Orangutan Jungle School. They care and love these babies and help the orangutans get back into the wild. 🦧🙏🦧🥰🦧😍🦧❤️🦧💙🦧

Nice two see a happy wee chappy

Even as a baby he had the face of an old man. 🤣

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful wee man.💖xx

I can watch them forever

Adorable

So sweet

Lovely little bubba

Blair Paul

❤❤❤

JUMBO 🦧😍🍌🍌🍌

Devin Prinz

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Hi guys! Don't miss our newest edition of Forest Chatter!

​We have some really cool stories for you about our latest releases and rescues. Also, meet one of our 'Orangutan Warriors'!😎

​Follow the link! www.orangutans.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ForestChatter_June2021.pdf
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Hi guys! Dont miss our newest edition of Forest Chatter!
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​We have some really cool stories for you about our latest releases and rescues. Also, meet one of our Orangutan Warriors!😎

​Follow the link! https://www.orangutans.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ForestChatter_June2021.pdf

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One of us is upside down.....I think it's you x

Hi there beautifull x

Live that glowing hair

Louise Amanda

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We are thrilled to let you know that we have successfully returned seven orangutans into the Bornean rainforest!

We will tell you all the details about their journey to freedom soon. So, stay tuned!

Will you help us release more orangutans who are ready to go home? We don't want them to wait any longer. But we can't do it without you!

Double your impact today by following the link!👇🙏 bit.ly/BOSA-Tax-Appeal
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1 week ago

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well done!!

so glad to hear this

Happy Monday!🙃

​Enjoy captioning our photo of the week!🦧
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1 week ago

Happy Monday!🙃
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​Enjoy captioning our photo of the week!🦧

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I'm going to a birthday party. This is for my friend. 💖

I'm branching out and I'm not taking any more of your stick!

Offering the Olive Branch for Peace

A little piece of home

I'm just gonna plant this over there.

I’m going to be the best exterior decorator when I grow up.

I made you this peace offering.

Trees are handy

Well this will not keep Sun off me x

Branching out

Is this something I can eat? 😁 Beautiful photo 🦧🦧🦧🦧💙💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️❤️

Believe me, this will make a great Christmas tree!

I did this. I can not tell a lie

Tree fan

I'm branching out into new career...

Like my mobile tree house

Hey, I'm walking here

Amy Harrisxx

I come bearing gifts 🎁

I'm the new Branch Manager 😁

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Today is World Environment Day!

​Did you know that orangutans are called 'gardeners of the forest'? They play a vital role in maintaining the health of the forest ecosystem.

​But orangutans can't survive if we destroy their rainforest home!

Help us restore their natural habitat!
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2 weeks ago

Today is World Environment Day!
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​Did you know that orangutans are called gardeners of the forest? They play a vital role in maintaining the health of the forest ecosystem.
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​But orangutans cant survive if we destroy their rainforest home!
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Help us restore their natural habitat!

Almost there!👍

​It takes up to 20 hours by road and river to bring Amber, Barlian, Darryl, Randy, Reren, Suayap and Unggang home!
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Almost there!👍
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​It takes up to 20 hours by road and river to bring Amber, Barlian, Darryl, Randy, Reren, Suayap and Unggang home!

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Thank you one and all for your contribution to freeing these beautiful creatures 🥰❤

Great job, much appreciated!

Wow, thank-you for your dedication

Safe travels all x

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