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.
Karti is an infant orangutan who moves through the forest with great grace. She exhibits a gentleness that makes her stand out from her peers. Amidst the rush and tumble movements of the orphaned orangutans crashing through the forest foliage, Karti exudes calm. She moves with deliberate purpose, slowly moving and taking in everything that […]CONTINUE READING
In July and August 2016, OFI volunteers spent three weeks walking over 100 kilometers apiece through forest trails riddled with roots, rivers, swamps, and huge fallen trees, collectively carrying 350 wooden planks and a whole camp’s worth of supplies and equipment (including a generator) and food (including giant sacks of rice), sometimes in the rain. […]CONTINUE READING
We had been driving for hours through palm oil plantations, desperately seeking out patches of protected rainforest we had been told existed but somehow could not find. At top speeds we flew blindly through the dust of cars in front of us, weaving across the broad dirt roads to avoid potholes or overtake giant tank-like […]CONTINUE READING
Without a doubt my favorite time of each day at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) is seeing the orphaned orangutans climbing and swinging in the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) Learning Forest in Borneo. Seeing these magnificent creatures in the trees, where they belong, is something to look forward to every day. The infant […]CONTINUE READING