Adopt an Orangutan

For as little as 30 cents a day, you can give these orangutans a future. By choosing to become an adoptive parent of an orangutan you will be helping to ensure that he or she will have everything they need until they can be safely released back into the forest by our partners BOS, IAR & SOCP. Each orangutan adoption is US $120 per year– payable yearly or in 12 monthly installments of $10. Please Note: ADOPTIONS ARE VIRTUAL! The orangutans stay at the care centers in Borneo & Sumatra! Learn more about the adoption process.

Unlike orangutans, our website is not perfect. It’s difficult to make sure it works flawlessly on all browsers and computers. If you try to adopt but our website doesn’t work, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you set it up! Please don’t let technology get between you and your adopted orangutan!

Nadya

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Nadya is being cared for at the SOCP orangutan rescue center in Sumatra. She’s the only girl in a group of boys living in the Baby House. She’s very independent and loves spending time with other babies like her best friends Gokong and Siboy! She’s showing all the signs of being a wild orangutan — which is perfect for release in the near future into a safe, protected forest. See more photos of Nadya!

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Cinta

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Cinta is being cared for at BOS Nyaru Menteng. While the team was busy preparing an orangutan release they received a phone call from villagers who had ‘found’ an infant orangutan and wanted to send her to the care center. BOS immediately coordinated with the authorities to rescue the baby and on the morning of February 14th, Valentines Day, the team set out on the four-hour journey to get her. The baby came from an area which, until recently, had been a lush forest populated by many orangutans. A palm oil company had cleared the land and destroyed the forest. The baby, named Cinta (‘Love’ in Indonesian), was all that remained of her extended family. See more photos of Cinta!

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Jumbo

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Jumbo is being cared for at BOS Nyaru Menteng. Just two days after the rescue of Cinta, a van pulled up to the main gate. One of the passengers was carrying a tiny baby orangutan. He claimed to have found the baby when he was out with his hunting dogs. The dogs ran towards the mother who quickly disappeared behind the trees. The man grabbed the infant who, he claimed, she’d left behind. Orangutan mothers NEVER leave their babies! The little guy, named Jumbo, is now in BOS Baby School with his best friend Cinta. See more photos of Jumbo!

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Gober and the Twins

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Gober is an elderly Sumatran female orangutan who went blind due to age-related cataracts. When she began raiding farmers’ crops, villagers called SOCP and asked them to remove her from the site. Gober entered the SOCP quarantine center in November 2008. Kept alone at first, in 2009 she was gradually introduced to another blind orangutan, a male named Leuser. Unexpectedly, Gober fell pregnant and in February 2011 delivered healthy twins – a male and female, Ganteng (meaning “handsome”) and Ginting (a common family name from the local area). The infants are thriving under Gober’s care and she’s doing a perfect job caring for them. In 2012, following a surgical procedure on her cataracts, Gober’s sight was partially restored! See more photos of Gober & the Twins!

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Gunung

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Gunung is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. One day the team got an emergency call from the local forestry department informing them that a man had found a tiny baby orangutan alone in a tree in an area called Tanjung Gunung. It’s hard to say what really happened, but one thing is for sure: It is highly unlikely that 2-3 month-old baby orangutan would be alone in the forest without any sign of his mother. The little fellow was given the name “Gunung “ which means “Mountain” in Bahasa Indonesian. See more photos of Gunung!

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Elo

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Elo is being cared for at BOS Nyaru Menteng. Before being rescued, he was being kept as a pet in a village a few hours from the Center. Elo was being treated like the village spectacle, and the little orphaned orangutan had no choice but to go along with the wishes of his “owner” who was constantly showing him off in public. Elo’s luck finally turned when another villager felt sorry for him and decided to contact BOS Nyaru Menteng. See more photos and a video of Elo!

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Pingky

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Pingky is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. She was chained to a tree for 13 years– so long that the chain was embedded into her neck and had to be surgically removed. Many people prefer to adopt a relatively ‘easy’ and cute baby orangutan but we would also like you to also consider the more challenging orangutans like Pingky. Please support this lovely lady. She has been through so much misery, and it is time for her to learn to become an orangutan again. See more photos of Pingky!

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Rickina

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Rickina is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. She was rescued in the capital city of Pontianak from a man who claimed that he had encountered a mother orangutan with the baby in the forest, and that the mother was so startled that she abandoned the baby and ran away. The man picked up the baby and in doing so apparently caused a gaping wound on her head with his machete… A mother orangutan will never leave her infant behind and will fight to the death to protect her baby from aggressors. So what really happened? See more photos and a video of Rickina!

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Monti

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When she first arrived at IAR Ketapang, Monti was one of the smallest orangutans in the Baby Group. She was brought to the original transit center after an anonymous caller contacted the local Ketapang forestry officers and told them some rural people had found her all alone in the jungle, but the truth is something altogether different. Monti has grown into a lovely orangutan who always helps the new kids adjust to Forest School. See more photos of Monti!

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Pungky

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Pungky is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. He loves climbing high into the trees and swinging from side to side from the top branches. When he gets anxious or nervous he chases his babysitters, creating remarkable speed by rolling over like a wheel, and trying to bite their ankles! When he can’t catch them he sits down and makes little squeak sounds. He’s quite content playing by himself, but he also loves spending time with his friends Melky and Mimi. See more photos of Pungky!

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Oscarina

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Oscarina is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. When the vet team was called to come and get a baby called Oscar, the first thing they noticed when they arrived was that ‘he’ was actually a ‘she’! So Oscar became Oscarina! The poor little girl had a high fever, her skin was dried up and shriveled, and her hair was falling out… The professional vets and highly trained staff quickly got her on antibiotics and a proper diet. She is now getting stronger every day and her lustrous red hair is growing in beautifully! See more photos of Oscarina!

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Neng

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Neng is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. We had heard stories about a female orangutan called Neng for more than two years, but had been powerless to rescue her for lack of any safe place to bring her. Neng was on a short chain, huddled in a small ball at the end of a wooden platform consisting of two small wooden planks 30 feet above the water. Her face was sunburned and we could see she was scared and severely malnourished. We learned later that her diet for the past six years had consisted of nothing but white rice and an occasional banana… See more photos of Neng!

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Mimi

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Mimi is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. She was rescued in May 2010 along with her friend Momo. They were being kept in a tiny cage in a hidden bathroom over an open sewer. They were huddled together for dear life and remained nearly inseparable even after being confiscated and brought to the center. They were such a rambunctious little duo that they immediately gained the nickname “Double Trouble”.  They were incredibly energetic and playful and both had a very big appetite. Sadly, Momo passed away in April 2013, but Mimi continues to thrive in Ketapang Forest School. See more photos of Mimi!

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Luna (in loving memory)

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Luna was the youngest of the group and the smallest of the bunch. With her fluffy hair, her big brown eyes and her Mona Lisa smile, she stole everyone’s hearts. Our little angel “disappeared” in early April 2011 under suspicious circumstances, causing us to question the very notion of what it means to rescue an orangutan… Learn more about Luna’s suspicious disappearance Funds from Luna’s adoption will go toward the care of her friends at the Ketapang Orangutan Center, which is professionally managed by our partners International Animal Rescue. See more photos of Luna!

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Click to See Our Graduates

Kesi - graduated

Kesi Kesi had her hand chopped off when palm oil plantation workers killed her mother with a machete. Now she is the top pupil in Orangutan Forest School at BOS Nyaru Menteng. Champion tree-climbing and nest-builder, Kesi is an excellent role model for newly arrived orphans.

Lomon - graduated

Lomon Lomon spent years chained up in a wooden box, and when he was rescued, he weighed only 1/3 of what he should have. Due in no small part to the love and attention lavished upon him by his caretakers at BOS Nyaru Menteng, Lomon has now gained not only the weight he needed, but also his self-confidence.

Fio - graduated

Fio Fio had a tragic start to life. The attempt to rescue her and her mother was only a partial success. Fio’s mother did not survive, but fortunately we were able to give Fio another chance. She gets a ton of love and support from her babysitters at BOS Nyaru Menteng and she is gaining the confidence she needs to become an independent orangutan.

Grendon - graduated

Grendon Grendon, the star of the BBC's first Orangutan Diary series, steals everyone's heart. Looking remarkably like a Simpsons character, Grendon is a simply delightful little orangutan who loves to joke around with his friends. He's popular with staff and orangutans alike at BOS Nyaru Menteng.

Dodo - graduated

Dodo Dodo was brought to BOS Wanariset-Samboja Lestari by Indonesian forestry officials when he was less than a year old. His mother, like so many others, had been killed when a palm oil company clearcut their forest home and converted it into an oil palm plantation. He is now in the baby group at Samboja Lestari.