Bid on a cruise to join Biruté Galdikas on a visit to Camp Leakey, the orangutan research and conservation center she established in Indonesian Borneo.
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.
It only takes one moment of clarity to realize how important enrichment is for captive animals. My moment of clarity came last week when I was introduced to a young orangutan through long-term volunteer Jennifer Donay. Not only has this orangutan inspired a unique new enrichment program, but she also has taught me many lessons […]CONTINUE READING
George Baru* is an amazing little guy. He has big expressive brown eyes that take in the world around him and a charismatic little personality that draws people to him. If he had a bit more courage, his curiosity would, no doubt, get him into a lot of mischief. But George is only nine months […]CONTINUE READING
Boy Finds His Own Enrichment It was a quiet rainy Sunday at the OCCQ, too quiet apparently for one of the residents. Boy, a fully-grown, adult male orangutan gave all the appearance of spending his Sunday afternoon lazily building a nest out of fresh acacia branches in his night house. We soon realized that Boy […]CONTINUE READING
You can take the orangutan out of the wild but you cannot take the wild out of the orangutan. At OFI’s Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ), we strive to keep our orangutans as wild as possible so that they have a better chance of successfully surviving in the wild after release. One of the […]CONTINUE READING
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