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$100.00 / one year


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SKU: A-004 Category:
  • map iconRescue Location:Kampung Baru
  • orangutan iconAge at Rescue: 3 year
  • livesafer iconRescue Date: Jan 26, 2007
  • genders iconSex: Male


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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Why Foster an Orangutan?

By becoming an Orangutan Foster Parent, you will help care for the displaced and orphaned orangutans at the OFI Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility, during their rehabilitation back to the wild. As a Foster Parent you will contribute to providing the medical, dietary and emotional care that the orangutans need to thrive. Your foster purchase is also tax-deductible and you will be sent an official tax acknowledgment letter from OFI.

Shipping Information

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Inside Each Kit

fanned out foster parent kit What's inside the kit? Each foster parent will receive an Intro Kit that includes an adoption certificate, the biography of your foster orangutan, a recent photo, an information sheet about orangutans, and other promotional materials. Foster Parents receive an update on their foster orangutan after six months with a progress report and updated photo to learn how their orangutan is progressing, as well as a new photo at the end of the 12 month period.

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