Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent to “Uttuh”

Uttuh arrived at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in 2011. She was rescued by an Indonesian wildlife organization from a palm oil plantation where her mother was being chased with sticks. The story is that Uttuh’s mother was so terrified that she had no choice but to leave Uttuh in the middle of the plantation road. The probable real story is that Uttuh’s mother was killed. When Uttuh arrived at the OCCQ, she weighed only 3.5 kilograms (8 lbs). She currently weighs 7.5 kilograms (16.5 lbs). With the fate of her mother unknown, Uttuh is utterly dependent on the care given by OFI. Please consider fostering her to give her a chance to return to a free life in 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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