Bumi arrived at our Nyaru Menteng Centre on 18 June 2016 after he was rescued from Tumbang Koling village by the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP).

The tiny baby boy was so incredibly weak that he could not even open his eyes. We believe that he was violently separated from his mother shortly after his birth.

Even though we can never replace his mother, we will do everything possible to bring him back home to the wild.

Bumi already made great progress in Forest School and has grown into an active juvenile who loves to play and actively hone his skills both in Forest School and on the playground. When it is time for the orangutans to prepare for their afternoon nap, Bumi prefers to explore the forest some more and forage for fruits.

With your support, Bumi can continue to learn how to survive on his own and return to the Bornean rainforest where he belongs.


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