Baimah had been illegally kept as a pet for 18 months, fed only human food and dressed in children’s clothes. She was so severely overweight that she was having trouble breathing through her nose.
She was rescued on 14 September 2022, and once in our care, all Baimah could do was cling to a table leg and cower in fear when our veterinarian or surrogate mother tried to approach her. She even rejected the milk they offered her.
Luckily, the now three-year-old is slowly gaining trust, and her weight is returning to a healthy level. It is now a matter of waiting to see how this lovely orangutan will develop. We are already in awe of her boldness in climbing trees in forest school and her progress in socialising with other baby orangutans.
With your support, she can continue to learn how to survive on her own so she can one day return to her wild home.
We have many other babies that need your help – Meet our family here!
Make a special donation to help care for the 400+ orangutans at our centres here.
How my Adoption Can Help
Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres
Critical Vet Care
Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild
Why Adopt a Baby Orangutan?
Your adoption gift will be used in general support of our rescue and rehabilitation efforts, including medicine, food, equipment, rescue operations, cages and hundreds of other things necessary for the ongoing care of these fabulous animals.
There is no limit to the number of people who can adopt our babies.