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Palm Oil Free Lotion

Now offering Palm Oil Free Lotions, as well!

The main threat facing orangutans in the wild is palm oil plantations which destroy the tropical rain forest that is the orangutans’ only home. Palm oil in a major ingredient in most commercial soaps, lotions, and toiletries. This lotion has absolutely no palm oil, is handmade locally (California), and is organic. You can use this lotion confident that no orangutans (or other animals) were hurt or killed in the sourcing of its ingredients.

Scents available include Ginger Lemongrass, Jasmine Mint, Lavander Chai, and Thai Herbal Muscle Balm.

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Price: $6.50

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Plush Orangutan Stuffed Animals

Own an orangutan without ever harming a wild creature. These fuzzy softies will be there for all your cuddling needs, and remind you of the magnificent animals they represent every day, animals which you are helping protect and conserve by purchasing this stuffed animal.

Price: $25.00

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Orangutan Legacy Forest

Like so much of Borneo’s forestland, unprotected portions of the Orangutan Legacy Forest are currently at risk of being clear-cut and converted to palm oil agriculture or timber concessions – your donation will help protect orangutan habitat.

Give a gift in your name, or show a friend or loved one how much you care by sponsoring acres in their name.

 

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All gifts are tax-deductible and will support forest purchase and related legal and administrative expenses. Thank you!

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Price: from $100.00

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Online Program Payment for Construction Program

Once you’ve received the offical acceptance letter please choose your team and pay here. You will receive a reciept and a confirmation email. Up to 6 months before the program, the fee is refundable. Once paid, the fee holds your spot on the team.

Please select your team from the drop down below to make your payment.

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Price: from $975.00

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In honor of Danielle St-Georges

In honor of Danielle St-Georges, we are raising $25,000 as a goal to dedicate a new nursery forest to her and her fiancée Jeremy Nash.

Thank you for donating to this special cause.

This new Nursery Forest area is located near Pangkalan Bun and is for the youngest orangutan orphans. It will feature a forest with a new play area including swings, tables, enrichment, new bottles, ice chest and ice, toys, roofing, and seating. Also there will be the provision of baskets, blankets, combs, brushes, soap, and water access.

This recreational forest area is vital to the health and growth of our young orphans. Orangutans are raised by their mothers for a period of 7-8 years as they learn to adapt to life in the forest. The period of rehabilitation at OCCQ is often a long one with many steps along the way. It is a labor-intensive process. To reach our ambitious goal, we need your help.

Note from Jeremy Nash:

Our beloved colleague, friend, schoolmate, sister, daughter, cousin, and for me, Jeremy, soul mate and fiancee, Danielle St-Georges, passed away on Thursday, July 18 at 3:51 pm at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. Danielle was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer at the end of April. She had undergone 3 rounds of chemo and from the beginning of receiving this news, dedicated herself 110% to being healed. During the nearly 3 months of her treatment, under the watchful eyes of Dr. Ang in Singapore, Dan did everything possible to heal. She hydrated, exercised, did pilates, and yoga. She faithfully kept to the treatment regimen which included many visits to the cancer clinic. She meditated, skyped with family and loved ones, had visits from friends, including from JMJ, the company we worked for, where her absence was and is and will be keenly felt. She ate exceedingly carefully, even for her, and studied and studied to see how to crack this disease.

Dan received hundreds of loving and supportive emails, enough to fill a book. She expressed tremendous gratitude for the love being shown her. Her heart opened even wider as she recognized how love is so abundant and so beautiful. Her appreciation for people and life grew even greater even as she waged a fight for her life with all the apprehension that entailed.

Danielle and I loved our time in Borneo, Indonesia in July 2011. It was probably the sweetest experience of our life together in Singapore. During the early part of her stay in the hospital, we agreed that we wanted to create a project together to support the work of Orangutan Foundation International. As Dan said to me, “This is so important. Dr. Biruté Galdikas needs our help.” (Dr. Galdikas is the founder of OFI and it’s under her leadership that the rain forest be preserved and the dwindling orangutan population be protected.) I promised to fulfill on this.

So Dan and I could carry on our relationship to each other and our “family in the forest,” and use our lives to make a much-needed difference, she, I and OFI have started work to establish a recreational facility at the OFI Care Center near Pangkalan Bun in Borneo. As Dan and I witnessed over many hours in the park and with Dr. Galdikas, orangutans embody what it means to play together, play joyfully, live naturally, and to learn critical life skills at the same time. This is what Danielle was all about, too.

This facility will be named in honor of her and me. This way, we are forever joined to the forest, to the orangutans, to each other and to you.

Thank you for your support. We love you.

Jeremy and Danielle

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Help Us Build: A Sun Bear Forest Enclosure

They need a new home. And you can help.

Desi, Kevin, and Hildegarde all had tragic beginnings. They were taken from their mothers and orphaned, like too many sun bear cubs. For many years they had to live alone. It’s too late for Desi, Kevin, and Hilda to go back to the wild. They never had the chance as cubs to learn the skills they would need to survive in the wild, or to carve out a territory for themselves in the forest. But it’s not too late for their story to have a happy ending!

 

  • Desi – female, 15+ years

    Desi had been at the Pangkalan Bun Zoo, alone in a dirty concrete pit for many years. Her right front paw is broken and turns inward. Apparently she was beaten with planks while she was recaptured after escaping her pit. She has been with us for six years.

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    Kevin – male, 4 years

    Kevin was confiscated while he was a small cub. He is now in the prime of his life: strong, healthy, and now even though he has the company of Desi and Hilda he is still in great need of space and forest.

  • Hilda the sun bear

    Hildegarde – female, 3- 5 years

    Hilda (short for Hildegarde) came to us in 2012, brought to us after she was confiscated by the police who were alerted by OFI that a man was attempting to sell her for her gall bladder. She is a sweet and gentle sun bear. She was introduced into Desi’s cage a few months later. They became friends right away and continue to enjoy each others’ and Kevin’s company.


Please watch this video about the bears made by Patrick for OFI by clicking the image below:

Patrick’s Story

Patrick Rouxel came to Kalimantan as a film-maker. He fell in love with the sun bears he happened to come across there. Patrick has spent the last three years doing everything he can to improve their quality of life, as well as working to rehabilitate sun bear cubs to introduce them back into the wild. Now he needs your help to build a better, bigger, new home for Kevin, Desi, and Hilda.

When I first saw Kevin in July 2012 at the OFI Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Central Indonesian Borneo, I was impressed by the size of his canines, the length of his claws, and how powerful he looked. Like most people, I did not dare get too close to his cage.

Desi, much smaller in size and with grey hair on her face, looked much less impressive, but I also kept a safe distance because she seemed to be always grumpy and quick at biting if your hands got too close to her cage.

Hilda was in a dark cage where it was difficult to see her unless you got real close, which I didn’t venture doing.

Every day I would get rotting logs from the nearby forest to give to the bears. They loved ripping through them to get to the termites, larva, and forest cockroaches. They just couldn’t get enough of them. After a few days, the bears were greeting me with happy faces as I arrived in the mornings. They were so thrilled about getting these logs and ripping them apart, thrilled about doing what sun bears love to do. They showed no aggression towards me and soon allowed me to stick my arms in their cages to pat them and play.

Within 10 days of daily treats, I was physically in the cages of all three bears, playing and cuddling with them. Anyone of them could have hurt me in no time, but they were just happy to have company and thankful for all the logs they were receiving. They just wanted to play and be occupied. They trusted me and I trusted them. We became friends.

Desi, Kevin and Hilda are victims of deforestation and human greed, and have done nothing to deserve life imprisonment in solitary confinement… Unfortunately, we cannot give them back their freedom, because captive adult sun bears don’t have the skills to readjust to life in the wild, but we can give them a better place to live.

When I played with one bear, the others would watch enviously, impatiently waiting their turn. With the encouragement and support of Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas, I added extensions to Kevin’s cage to make it more spacious and comfortable. I also put all the bears together. Kevin had undergone a vasectomy, so there was no risk of breeding. The 3 bears became friends right away and it was blissful to watch them play. They were so happy to be together.

I later had to leave them to reintroduce two other sun bear cubs to the wild. These two cubs confirmed how happy sun bears are to be together and how important it is for them to have space and trees to be able to express themselves and liberate all the energy they have. They are extremely active animals, always on the move, day and night. For a sun bear, being alone in a cage without anything to do and little space to move is torture.

Desi, Kevin and Hilda are victims of deforestation and human greed, and have done nothing to deserve life imprisonment in solitary confinement. They were lucky to be rescued by OFI, and are lucky to be together, but they are in desperate need of space and things to do. Unfortunately, we cannot give them back their freedom, because captive adult sun bears don’t have the skills to readjust to life in the wild, but we can give them a better place to live.

With the approval Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas and the OFI board, I have begun making a large forest enclosure of about 1 hectare in size on OFI land, next to the Orangutan Care Centre. In this enclosure the 3 bears will be able to forage, dig, play, climb, and nap in the trees. Their quality of life will definitely be much better than it is today.

I am presently on site supervising the construction of the enclosure and managing construction expenses, but I can’t cover all the costs with my private funds. OFI needs your help to be able to see this project through. You can make a donation on OFI’s website where you can also follow the updates on the construction.

Thank you for helping these 3 wonderful bears get a better life.

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All funds donated here will be designated to help OFI build these bears a new forest enclosure in Indonesia. Please help us improve the lives of these bears. Donate now!

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2015 Calendar

2015 is just around the corner… You can buy OFI’s standard calendar, with gorgeous photos of our orangutans from the Care Center and Camp Leakey, or you can build your own calendar with your own photos by clicking here for orders within the United States.
(International supporters can purchase our standard 2015 calendar directly from OFI’s office by filling out this form.) The profits made from this calendar go to support OFI programs and projects. Thanks for your support.

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Custom calendar allows you to:

  • Choose calendar design.
  • Upload your personal images.
  • Enter your own captions.
  • Add important dates and events.
  • Choose to include local tide graphs.

Price: $20.00

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“Kusasi” poster

Large, high-quality glossy poster of “Kusasi”, signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $45.00

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“Born to be Wild” poster

Extra-large, high quality, double-sided “Born to be Wild” IMAX poster, signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $18.00

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“Baby Orangutans” poster

Large, high-quality glossy poster of “Baby Orangutans”, signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $45.00

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Signed Reflections of Eden [Hardcover]

Biruté Mary Galdikas’ classic volume “Reflections of Eden: My Years With the Orangutans of Borneo” about her long-term study of orangutans and her life in Borneo.

One critic noted that the personalities of the orangutans in this book are as well etched as characters in great literature. Galdikas’ reflections on her life are moving and fascinating, revealing a rare perception and sensitivity.

This book is not new but in great condition.
Book signed by Biruté Mary Galdikas.

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Book is actually out of print, but OFI is fortunate to have some stock available.

Price: $60.00

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Legacy Forest Donation

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Become a Foster Parent to “Bayat”

Bayat came into OFI’s care when she was only a few months old. Still a baby today, she relies heavily on the love and care of her caregivers. With her long, lush orange hair and quirky personality, Bayat is an incredibly endearing orangutan. On hot days, she loves to be fanned by her caregivers. When they do this, she will stand up and stretch out her arms, almost as if she is trying to catch the wind. Although Bayat is a bit hesitant in forest school, she will climb under the watchful eyes of her caregivers.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Krista”

Krista is a beautiful orangutan who enjoys attention. In some ways, Krista is lucky because she never had to experience the trauma of being an illegal pet. This is because Krista’s mother (Kristen) was rescued from an illegal pet situation as an adult and brought to the OFI Care Center where she gave birth to her daughter Krista, a healthy baby, on July 5. Unfortunately, Krista’s mother showed no interest in her baby and refused to feed her. Immediately the staff at OFI’s Care Center took over, and Krista’s mother was soon released back into the rain forest where she enjoys life as a wild orangutan.

Since Krista’s mother had good nutrition through most of her pregnancy and because Krista received the same at the Care Center, she has always been healthy and strong with lots of thick auburn hair, the same color as her mother’s. Anyone who visits the Care Center notices Krista, for she loves to show off her athletic ability on the vines. A video on YouTube captures Krista’s love of the spotlight and also helps to point out why orangutans need to live in their natural habitat with room to play and exercise.

Krista gets along well with other young female and male orphans of her age. She is skilled at selecting tasty vegetation from the rain forest as her snack, and her official portrait shows her in the rain forest during jungle school with a seed pod she picked herself. However, she is always delighted at the supplemental fresh fruit at the Care Center. When peanuts are provided, Krista daintily shells the peanuts to eat the nut as she has seen humans do, but often will go back to chew the soft peanut shells.

Krista is highly intelligent, watches where people might be hiding treats in their pockets, and will sneak up behind you to grab them if she can. Just like human children, she smiles and laughs and pouts. Her face is very expressive, and she is a joy to know. Thank you for adopting her!

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Lear”

This strapping three year-old has an inordinate fascination with visitors and their belongings and shows no hesitation in attempting to steal hats, sandals, cameras or jewelry – anything that catches his eye. Even his expert caregivers, whom he loves, need a team of four to peel him off his “victims.”

In ordinary circumstances, Lear is a vocal and gregarious boy. He is quite close to his four roommates (Lodik, Hayes, Leslie, and Morgan) and protests loudly if they are not brought out to the jungle gym with him. At the outdoor gym, Lear plays actively, climbing ropes and tires, chasing his friends on the ground and taking restorative naps in his hammock when he needs to recharge his batteries. Another favorite game of his is gathering together piles of leaves and throwing them over himself (perhaps this is pre-nest building behavior but knowing Lear, he is probably just being silly).

Lear has also got himself a little bit of YouTube fame. Watch a video of him here by clicking here

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Signed Great Ape Odyssey

An elegant coffee table book with photographs by the eminent, award-winning photographer Karl Ammann. This striking book not only exhibits some of the most remarkable photographs taken of the great apes, but also in its beautifully written text, sometimes poetic in its flow, reveals a deep understanding of all the great apes and their lives as well as explicates the threats facing their survival.

Book is signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $80.00

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Become a Foster Parent to “Cory Marder”

Little Cory came from a palm oil plantation not far from one of OFI’s protected forests. With her pursed lips and big, surprised looking eyes, it is hard not to melt when you see her. Since she came into OFI’s care, Cory has transformed into a healthy and curious infant. Cory often tests her climbing skills by trying to climb into her friend Bayat’s sleeping basket. This independence and mobility are wonderful traits for such a young orangutan.

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Each Foster Parent Intro Kit includes an adoption certificate, the biography of your foster orangutan, a recent photo of your foster orangutan, a Born to be Wild poster, an information sheet about orangutans, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Member of OFI

OFI is a 501(c)3 charity that relies almost entirely on donations from its generous supporters, primarily individuals who care about conservation, the fate of the Earth, and the welfare of animals. OFI relies on its supporters to continue its important work protecting wild orangutan populations, rain forests, and wildlife in Indonesia, especially Borneo. We care about both conservation and animal welfare.

As a new member of OFI, you will receive:

  • A Thank You letter
  • An OFI Brochure
  • A welcome email
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Become a Foster Parent to “Irvine”

Irvine is a smart orangutan, easily bored but with a remarkable creative side. In the past when OFI’s coordinators brought canvases and edible paints to the Care Center, Irvine took to it like a child prodigy. She loved to fingerpaint without the slightest bit of encouragement.

Orangutans generally groom very little but Irvine is an exception. She loves to pull the hair of the other orangutans much to their dismay. Perhaps she was trying to imitate her human caregivers who like to pluck out each others gray hairs.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Signed – All Apes Great and Small

This excellent volume has original articles on the African apes, including ground-breaking articles by Richard Wrangam, Sally Boysen, and C. MacLeod. Jane Goodall writes the forward.

Book is signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $300.00

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Become a Foster Parent to “Lanang”

Lanang is growing up to be a healthy and beautiful male orangutan. The skin of his face is already starting to become dark (a sign of leaving infancy behind) but his eyes have remained as warm as ever. As Lanang grows older, he is becoming more and more independent and is finding his own way in the forest. Here he collects a wide variety of fruits and leaves to consume, with a particular interest in rambutan fruit. It is often hard work to keep track of Lanang because he covers such wide areas of forest. When he comes back to the caregivers, however, he lets himself be brought back to his night enclosure without any fuss. He is, indeed, very sweet and gentle.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Malcolm”

Malcolm is quickly turning into a very independent and skillful orangutan. After some years of practice, Malcolm has become a real forest acrobat and there is not a tree left in the Care Center forest that Malcolm hasn’t yet conquered. Being high up in the forest canopy, Malcolm can often be seen attempting to build nests. Although his effort is not quite perfect yet, it’s a clear sign that Malcolm is well on his way to making it back to the wild.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Signed Biruté Mary Galdikas Poster

This large, high quality photographic print (on glossy paper) of Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and one of the first orangutan orphans she adopted was taken in 1971 at the start of her long-term orangutan studies in Central Indonesian Borneo. This iconic picture was taken by then-husband Rod Brindamour in front of the bark-walled hut which served as their headquarters at Camp Leakey for several years.

Poster is signed by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Price: $125.00

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Become a Foster Parent to “Lola”

Be careful when passing Lola’s sleeping cage, as banana peels might come flying out at you! Lola is, indeed, very skillful when it comes to throwing banana peels at unsuspecting humans. She makes a real sport of it. Aside from throwing fruit peels at people, Lola uses her long limbs to do more regular things, such as climbing gracefully through the forest canopy surrounding the Care Center. Lola loves to climb high and far and enjoys searching through the canopy for fruit (usually to eat, rather than to throw) and good nest-building locations. Whenever Lola is on the ground, she likes to play in mud pools and small water puddles where she meets many of her friends. With her friends, Lola will play for hours.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Faisal”

Shy is not a word that can be applied to Faisal. Faisal is a fireball in the forest. He likes climbing trees, especially the tallest ones. In the forest canopy he builds himself small day nests or gathers young leaves for snacks. Occasionally he makes nests on the ground as well.

When not climbing into the canopy, Faisal also enjoys splashing around in the mud puddles of the peatswamp forest with his friends, Omri and Mitchell. In fact, the three are so close that they refuse to be separated into different sleeping enclosures at night.

Faisal has a reputation that far precedes him: he likes to test out any new caregivers with his teeth and inquisitive fingers. All human newbies are warned on their first day of jungle school to keep two eyes on Faisal. In addition, whenever there is an orangutan wrestling match going on somewhere in the forest, Faisal almost always makes his way over to get in on a little bit of the action.

But Faisal can be very sweet and affectionate as well. Faisal was named after the fourteen year old boy who voluntarily gave up his pet orangutan to the Care Center, over the initial objections of his grandfather who thought he should be reimbursed for Faisal’s purchase price. Dr. Galdikas, of course, refused to give a penny (really rupiah) but won the boy over with the promise that he could come anytime he wanted to see “his” orangutan at the Care Center. The boy Faisal actually did come to visit orangutan Faisal at the Center a few times even though he lived half a days’ journey away.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Yoris”

Yoris is healthy and curious but also very cautious. When out in the forest, Yoris “acts shy” (in the words of the Indonesian staff) and keeps some distance from the caregivers who are watching him. He only comes close to get food.

The other day, he was first in line to get coconut juice, but refused the young coconut flesh. However, once the caregivers separated the flesh from the shell, he came back asking for some and after he got it, he quickly left the vicinity. You see, when Yoris comes around to get food, it is always very carefully and with a watchful eye.

Sometimes he even leaves the forest early to go back to his night enclosure for an early dinner.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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IMAX “Born to be Wild” DVD or Blu-Ray/DVD combo

“Born to be Wild” is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time more ». Stunningly captured in IMAX , “Born to be Wild” is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

This documentary was directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman.
The narration is done by Morgan Freeman.

In March 2012, it won the Genesis Award Best Documentary Feature.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Karbank”

Karbank may seem a little shy when he first leaves his night enclosure and is taken out into the forest, letting go of his caretaker’s hand in a hesitating manner. Surprisingly, when he was first brought to the Care Center, he was not at all interested in human contact and seemed very “wild.”

However, as soon as Karbank reaches the first trees, he boldly takes off to explore. While other orangutans like to take a break in the shade of the little shelter we built in the forest, Karbank never rests and is constantly climbing, foraging, and building small day nests somewhere deep in the forest.

There are days when Karbank is hardly seen by his caregivers at all because he’s so high up in the forest canopy.

However when Karbank does come down, he’s very sweet and never “naughty.” He likes to play with the other orangutans and never gets aggressive. His favorite foods are bananas and young leaves.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “George Baru”

When George first arrived at the Care Center, he was still tiny. His days consisted of clinging tightly to caregivers and eating lots of bananas and drinking plenty of milk. He did not enjoy exploring the forest since this involved leaving the warm embrace of his caregiver. Recently, however, there has been a change of character. Now this beautiful boy is often seen exploring the forest quite independently, only coming back to the caregivers for the occasional rest or banana. George still has a long way to go in the rehabilitation process but is showing amazing potential. Please consider adopting little George Baru and following him on his way back to the jungle.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Mr. Bernie”

Mr. Bernie is a tiny orangutan with a mouth full of big teeth! His insatiable appetite is obvious by the endless bananas feasts which he enjoys with his best friend George Baru! A little quiet and a lot sneaky, this little guy can often be found trying to steal milk from the milk-making station in the nursery. The skinny little orangutan he was on his July 2010 arrival has grown into the strong and extremely handsome youngster he is today. Mr. Bernie is a tad bit clingy and loves nothing more than to be nurtured and held by his favorite care-giver. At jungle school he will often tire early and mosy on back to nap in a caregiver’s arms. As much as he loves to be held, he also enjoys simply hanging from a branch and climbing his favorite trees. His slow and steady behavior contrast to many of his peers’ quick leaps and erratic movements. In time Mr. Bernie will be less clingy and become much more independent. He will not tire as easily at playtime and will be ready to take on the rainforest which once was his home.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Become a Foster Parent to “Mason”

Infant orphan Mason came to the Care Center in 2009 as a tiny bundle of orange. He must have been only a few months old at the time. But over the last year he has grown considerably. He is still very shy. Whenever a human stranger arrives at the nursery, Mason hides up in a tree or clings behind his caregiver’s back. If a caregiver is not immediately available for protection, Mason clings tightly to one of his night enclosure roommates: Walman, Lia or Savitri.

We are very pleased with Mason’s growth and development. In time Mason will find more courage and become an independent and fearless orangutan. Despite his shyness, we can already see those qualities in him. Please consider following Mason’s progress by adopting him.

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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, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive updates every six months with a progress report on how their orangutan is doing as well as a new photo.

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Price: $100.00

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Support the “Sun Bear Project”

We love bears, too!
OFI is working hard to rescue sun bear cubs Kulik and Bunbun from a life of misery. With your generous support we can bring them to our Orangutan Care Center & Quarantine for rehabilitation and future release back into the wild where they belong.

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OFI must raise $6,000 immediately to pay for the cost of rescuing and rehabilitating Kulik and Bunbun. Indonesian authorities have just asked OFI for help—and OFI has agreed! Working with its NGO partners, OFI will transport Kulik and Bunbun to its Orangutan Care Center & Quarantine (OCCQ) in Central Kalimantan next week, where they will receive medical treatment, proper shelter, food and water, and daily enrichment to help them learn how to be wild. They will join sun bear cub Kevin—an existing OCCQ resident—in a long journey back to the forest where they belong. Please consider supporting this critical effort by making the most generous donation possible today. We’ll put your donation to good use immediately. Here’s how:

  • FOOD: $1,500
  • TRANSPORTATION: $1,000
  • SHELTER CONSTRUCTION: $3,000
  • ENRICHMENT MATERIALS: $500
Download the brochure here. This project is being coordinated and implemented by OFI’s skilled and caring Animal Enrichment Team. __________________________________________

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Online Program Payment for Summer Teams

After the phone interview, if you are accepted, you may pay the full amount of $1275.00 here to maintain your space on the team.

Price: $1,275.00

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Box of Postcards from Camp Leakey

Whether you’ve been to Camp Leakey and fell in love with its orange residents, or have a wish of one day seeing wild orangutans, these photos will touch your heart. Taken at the historic wild orangutan research site in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia, these photos take a step towards capturing the benign intelligence of the orangutan spirit. Share with family and friends, or keep for yourself. Each set contains 20 high-quality pictures.

Old Price: $25.00

Price: $12.00

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Orangutan Greeting Cards

Set of 10 greeting cards with photographs by Gaye French and Stacy Weddington. Insides of cards are blank, with different orangutan facts on the back of each card. Envelopes included.

Old Price: $15.00

Price: $8.00

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Palm Oil Free Soap

Shouldn’t everyone come out of the shower with a clean body and a clear conscience?

The main threat facing orangutans in the wild is palm oil plantations which destroy the tropical rain forest that is the orangutans’ only home. Palm oil in a major ingredient in most commercial soaps. It’s difficult to avoid when you buy soap at the supermarket or drugstore. This soap has absolutely no palm oil, is handmade locally (California), and is organic. You can use this soap confident that no orangutans (or other animals) were hurt or killed in the sourcing of its ingredients.

The delicious scents include Japanese Citrus Chamomile, Mocha Java, Himalayan Rose, Jasmine Sticky Rice Mango, Chai Tea Chocolate, Lavender Lotus Blossom and Papaya Ginger Lemongrass.

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Price: $6.50

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