ADOPT AN ORANGUTAN

Distinctive due to their reddish hair and long arms, the name ‘orangutan’ directly translates from Malay to ‘person of the forest’.  As the largest tree-living mammal, orangutans spend over 90% of their lives high up in the forest canopy.

Wild orangutans are under threat from habitat loss due to logging, palm oil production, mining, and agricultural expansion. Deforestation is by far the most serious threat to orangutans and, over the last three decades, an estimated 80% of orangutan habitat has been lost. 

Other threats to orangutans include illegal hunting for meat, and capture for the exotic pet trade.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Help care for a wild animal and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, certificate and glossy photo.  Plus, you'll also receive our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.

 

YOUR ADOPTION WILL HAVE A MASSIVE IMPACT

Funds from your adoption will support the Orangutan Foundation’s vital conservation work to protect Central Kalimantan and safeguard the future of the precious orangutans who live there. You adoption will also support our campaign against the illegal trade in bushmeat, from apes and other threatened species, and our campaign in opposition of the live trade in apes.  You can help protect wild orangutans by adoption Timtom below.

 

TIMTOM

Timtom was just a baby when she was taken from her mother and illegally kept as a pet. Timtom was rescued by Orangutan Foundation and now lives at Camp JL in Borneo.

Help us protect wild orangutans.

 

Your support is changing the lives of threatened animals around the world.  Our work would not be possible without you!

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