About Orangutans

News – Orangutan Behaviour

Orangutans play video games too
(15 March 2016)

Reflections on a Year of Following and Photographing Orangutans
(3 February 2015)

The human age: The world shaped by us
(10 September 2014)

Orangutans plot out travel plans a day in advance: Study
(11 September 2013)

Great apes can have a mid-life crisis too
(19 November 2012)

Orangutan nest-building shows high degree of sophistication
(17 April 2012)

Orangutans supplement diet with loris
(18 January 2012)

Orangutan culture develops like human culture
(24 October 2011)

Orangutan washing itself with towel wows the Web
(23 August 2011)

Orangutan rescues coot chick
(17 June 2011)

Gone fishing, orangutan-style
(15 April 2011) 

Genome sequenced: orangutan DNA more diverse than human’s
(29 January 2011)

The problem-solving ape
(18 December 2010)

Teaching orangutans to be wild
(18 December 2010)

Island orangs descend from small group
(24 November 2010)

Orangutans most energy efficient primate
(12 August 2010)

The ape dictionary
(23 June 2010)

Hope for survival as isolated orangutans joined by rope bridge
(13 April 2010)

Decoding the long calls of the orangutan
(10 March 2010)

Social life of orangutans
(6 January 2010)

Orangutans kiss leaves to sound bigger and badder?
(5 August 2009)

Orangutans unique in movement through tree tops
(28 July 2009)

Pitt anthropologist argues humans more like orangutans than chimps
(18 June 2009)

Human laughter echoes chimps chuckles
(6 June 2009)

Orangutans cannibalise own babies
(21 May 2009)

Orangutans swim to safety
(19 March 2009)

Orangutans learn to trade favours
(24 Decemer 2008)

Orangutan’s spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in evolution of speech
(12 December 2008)

Another example of orangutans self-medicating
(29 July 2008)

How Can You Help

There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.

Adopt an Orangutan

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction results in hundreds of orphaned orangutans, who rely on our care every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Make a Donation

Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia. By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom - from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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