Each Foster Parent Intro Kit includes an adoption certificate, the biography of your foster orangutan, a recent photo of your foster orangutan, an information sheet about orangutans.
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.
Happy Birthday Thor! Today, October 15th, is Thor’s first birthday! Thor was born in Camp Leakey. The very first photographs we have of him and his fragile twin brother who died shortly after birth were taken in the trees near and on the ironwood causeway leading to Camp. Now that he is fully a year […]CONTINUE READING
The work of enriching and improving Hockey’s home continued long after the actual construction was finished (see “A New Home for Hockey”). Indeed, a lot has changed since Hockey first moved to the new sleeping enclosure built especially for her. In the beginning, Hockey and her friends were given temporary enrichment items, such as rattan […]CONTINUE READING
Galdikas’ Angels: Bali Anyone staying in a foreign country for a certain amount of time is bound to experience some cultural differences. Please let me give you a small example. I can’t imagine a woman back in my own home country of the Netherlands, telling me that she is trying to eat more in order […]CONTINUE READING
Mr. Heppy gives a very honest answer when I ask him about what he remembers from his first days working for Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia (province of Central Indonesian Borneo): “I felt like a man, you know. I had a job, I earned my own money and I was able to […]CONTINUE READING
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