Baimah was rescued on 14 September 2022. She had been illegally kept as a pet for 18 months, fed only human food and dressed in children’s clothes. Baimah was so severely overweight that she was having trouble breathing through her nose. 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 Baimah’s boldness in climbing trees in forest school, and her progress in socialising with other baby orangutans.

With your support, Baimah 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

Rehabilitation centres are set up to accommodate confiscated or donated pet orangutans. The aim is to guide and teach apes to return to their habitat. Many orangutans have already been successfully returned and released back in the wild.
Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres

Dedicated Nannies

Orangutan infants stay with their mother until they are about 6 or 7 years old. The mother teaches them everything about survival in the forest. Orphan orangutans in our care have dedicated nannies who give them the love and teach them important skills to be a wild orangutan.
Dedicated Nannies

Critical Vet Care

Unfortunately, Orangutans will come to us critically ill or malnourished. They may also need care from time to time as they grow up and go through Forest School. Our dedicated veterinary team are on hand at both of our rehabilitation centres.
Critical Vet Care

Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild

When an orangutan has completed their Forest School training, we assess if they are ready to be released back into the wild. Our overriding goal is to reintroduce orangutans back to secure natural habitat. We can only do this with your support.
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.

Your Adoption Includes:

A Certificate of Adoption
Information on Your Baby
Quarterly Updates
A Small Gift
A Screen Saver of Your Baby