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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.

453
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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Have you been watching Season 2 of Orangutan Jungle School? We absolutely adore sweet Kesi.

Catch all episodes on Stan.
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Have you been watching Season 2 of Orangutan Jungle School? We absolutely adore sweet Kesi. 

Catch all episodes on Stan.

Tool use is one of the critical skills the orangutans in Forest School are taught by their surrogate mothers. It helps orangutans obtain food from hard to reach sources. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tool use is one of the critical skills the orangutans in Forest School are taught by their surrogate mothers. It helps orangutans obtain food from hard to reach sources.

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Some humans stiil haven't mastered the skill of using utensils!

Looking so intense on getting food lovely to watchx

❤️❤️beautiful creatures

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You are honoured to be able to get so close - what an amazing life experience it must be. Thank you for all you do for them. Save as many as you can - they will never come again

Thank you so much for helping them. Love them so much ❣️❣️

❤️ my absolute favourite animals ❤️

Jonathan Dugdale

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Did you forget that today is Valentines Day?!? 😲

Don't worry, it isn't too late! 👌

You can adopt Valentino as a gift for your loved one right now (or any of our other babies). 😍

Just choose to receive your adoption pack electronically and we will email it to you today. 👊👏

Who wouldn't love a little bit of Valentino for Valentines Day? 💕🦧 💕 www.orangutans.com.au/meet-our-family/
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That's my Valentine's Day sorted just watching this vidio of these sweet ones xxx💖💖💖

Lovely

These creatures are just amazing

Love water

My valentines

Joshua we could adopt an orangutan <33

Marcus Borg can we please adopt one

Jessica Davis

Charlotte Carr😍

Monica Johansson

Christopher Atkins

Alan Ennis

Sue

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What better day than Valentines Day to celebrate the love between an orphan orangutan and it's surrogate mother. The eyes say it all...😍💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ohhh my heart! There’s so much love in those eyes... just amazing.

Absolutely beautiful 💖 My 💖 is melting.

Beautiful bond

Dear little soul.❤

True love 💖💖💖

Love love

Beautiful.

The bub wants that cherry red lipstick....yummy.

Like a human baby

Bless

Krysten Dejino-Jahne ma heart 😭😭

Shannon Kucharski

Eleanor Kennedy brb crying 😭❤️

Ich will es 🥰🥰🥰

Nick Sheldon

Katinka Salomonsen Grane Siphelele Dondolo

Eleanor Kennedy brb crying 😭❤️

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The first rescue of 2020...

The rescue occurred on the 21st of January - the baby was in a weakened state and running a high temperature. He is now in quarantine at our Nyaru Menteng centre and the medical team have performed a general health check on him.

The one year old male was said to have been found stranded and alone near a farm so was kept by a farmer for about a month in a what can only be described as a wooden cage. As usual, there was no information on the baby’s mother.

As of today, this yet to be named orangutan is still receiving intensive care from our team of medics and surrogate mothers. Weighing only 3.3 kilograms, he must undergo at least two months of quarantine before he can join the other orangutans in the nursery group.

The cost for this little baby alone could potentially be in the tens of thousands. We must take into consideration not only his rescue and initial medical care, but also the many years of rehabilitation he will require before hopefully one day being released back into the wild.

It is a daily struggle to keep on top of expenses, so if you are able to help out today with a special gift, your generosity will be greatly appreciated. ow.ly/exhs50ykd7W
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น่ารักมากเลยคะ

You may have already seen this photo which has recently gone viral of an orangutan offering to help a human out of the river.

This is indeed a photo from Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre, one of the two centres run by BOS Foundation in Borneo. Pictured is Anih, an unreleasable orangutan who resides on one of our many man-made islands. Unfortunately, there are some orangutans, like Anih, who will never be able to experience the true wild, due to physical or psychological issues often caused by trauma experienced prior to their rescue by BOS.

For the forest-like conditions of these islands to be properly maintained, we must regularly clean the river of overgrown grasses and excess sedimentation. Syahrul, the BOSF technician in this photo, was doing this exact routine maintenance at the time.

Anih and Syahrul have known each other for a long time, since the early 1990s. In this photo, we will never know exactly what happened - Anih may have indeed been offering help to Syahrul out of the water- or she could have just as easily been asking for food.

After seeing this photo, it is easy to wonder how wild animals can sometimes be friendlier to humans than we are to them. However, we know that they belong in their own habitat and not with us. By protecting their habitat, we help to preserve and maintain the balance of nature. Even though we cannot capture it on camera, all this time orangutans have been helping without us knowing it. Their presence in the forest helps to maintain the forest quality which ultimately gives us fresh air, clean water, an orderly climate, and countless other gifts.
www.orangutans.com.au/
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You may have already seen this photo which has recently gone viral of an orangutan offering to help a human out of the river.
 
This is indeed a photo from Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre, one of the two centres run by BOS Foundation in Borneo.  Pictured is Anih, an unreleasable orangutan who resides on one of our many man-made islands.  Unfortunately, there are some orangutans, like Anih, who will never be able to experience the true wild, due to physical or psychological issues often caused by trauma experienced prior to their rescue by BOS.
 
For the forest-like conditions of these islands to be properly maintained, we must regularly clean the river of overgrown grasses and excess sedimentation.  Syahrul, the BOSF technician in this photo, was doing this exact routine maintenance at the time. 

Anih and Syahrul have known each other for a long time, since the early 1990s. In this photo, we will never know exactly what happened - Anih may have indeed been offering help to Syahrul out of the water- or she could have just as easily been asking for food.  
 
After seeing this photo, it is easy to wonder how wild animals can sometimes be friendlier to humans than we are to them.  However, we know that they belong in their own habitat and not with us. By protecting their habitat, we help to preserve and maintain the balance of nature.  Even though we cannot capture it on camera, all this time orangutans have been helping without us knowing it. Their presence in the forest helps to maintain the forest quality which ultimately gives us fresh air, clean water, an orderly climate, and countless other gifts.
https://www.orangutans.com.au/

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There have been many comments on the Internet, but as Bosf have made clear this particular orangutan is on one of the islands at Samboja Lestari. She very likely was expecting food. But you never know what her thoughts were. She is a beautiful girl. 😍

Animals are still innocent even after millions of years. Despite the reason behind their destructions are we humans they still give a helping hand

Beautiful <3

I heard that the orangutan was an unfamiliar wild one, not a well-known unreleasable one.

Amazing ❤️❤️

Hermoso

Stephen Chong

Krysten Dejino-Jahne

Luc Fouarge

Gisela Vydra

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Photo of the week!
How Beautiful...
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Photo of the week!
How Beautiful...

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Majestic and gorgeous! <3

Really beautifull great picture bow to you wonderfull one xxx

What an amazing presence. I bow to this being

Oh I’m in love!! She is beautiful!!

Beautiful ❤️💕

Stunning🙏

Is this Fanny ? She is stunning ❤️🐵

Beautiful fur!

Very beautiful 😊

Magnificent

Definitely a wise one.

I’m first for cuddles 😍

Awww that face!

What a " MAJESTIC " Orangutan 💖

Looks like 'the chief'

Indeed! Who is this? ❤️

Hermoso !!

❤️❤️❤️

💘❤

Kellie Wright

Geoff Moeller

Ros Paxton Nicky Paxton

Genevieve Elisabeth 😍

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