Learn about the many different ways you can help the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) with its mission to help orangutans and tropical forests.
OFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Founded by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986,Read More
Journey to Borneo and see orangutans in the wild. OFI began its formal tour program in 2004. It was a tremendous success due to Dr. Galdikas’ participation.
This month was an easy choice for an Orangutan of the Month. I have been spending much time with Bintang over the past few months; he is a character I will always remember. Bintang means star in Indonesian and what a star he is! He is an adult male with a great head of hair […]CONTINUE READING
Numerous studies in the wild and in captivity indicate that the great apes, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, are among the smartest land animals on the planet. The question is why are they so smart. Does great ape sociality have anything to do with it? Orangutans live on two different large islands, Borneo and Sumatra. It […]CONTINUE READING
I am very happy to write about Charlie for Orangutan of the Month because of all the orangutans at Orangutan Foundation International’s Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ), I have spent the most time with him. I was here when Charlie arrived and I have been able to watch his progression firsthand. And quite a […]CONTINUE READING
When I first met Ari, I immediately noticed that he is an incredibly handsome orangutan! However, I quickly saw that there is much more to him than meets the eye. Since he already had the nickname “Handsome Ari,” I know I was not the first person to have been charmed by his looks but after […]CONTINUE READING