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"Freedom is close, and the jungle is calling.."
Special appeal to send eight orphaned and ex-captive orangutans back into the wild.

Without freedom orangutans can only exist as a shadow of themselves. That’s why we have a major focus on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned and ex-captive orangutans.

The only place for any orangutan is in the wild! The Batu Mbelin Orangutan Quarantine Centre in North Sumatra has 48 orphaned and ex-captive orangutans all waiting to for their freedom. The victims of large scale habitat loss and the illegal pet trade they often arrive in poor health with inter.. Read More

"A real success story for orangutans"
A huge thank you for what we have been able to achieve together

I’m delighted to be able to share with you a real success story following our appeal to help fund the release of a group of orangutans ready to complete their journey back to their forest home back in September of last year. Thanks to your generosity, TOP raised $18,795, which exceeded our target of the $15,000 needed to help facilitate the releases. Helping orangutans live wild and free is what strive for every day - Leif Cocks

Here’s an update on how they are doing - Monic has adapted well to forest life! She naturally went out of the cages and started to forage and eat all the fruits of the forest. She builds a nest every night and has become friends with other release animals Jemey and Kluet. It was quite a s.. Read More

"Save a life and safeguard the orangutan species from extinction"
Adopt an orphan orangutan - who will you choose?

Each adoption helps our orangutans learn how to care for themselves and survive in the wild

Every orphan orangutan cared for by The Orangutan Project has lost its mother due to poaching, or she might have been killed from wandering into an encroaching palm oil or paper plantation. It is heartbreaking for these infant orangutans who have seen their own mother killed and they have been l.. Read More


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