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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 left abandoned.

The lucky orphans that are rescued by our caring staff get to go to ‘forest school’ where they learn how to care for themselves and survive in the wild, to ensure they are prepared for when they are eventually released. They learn many forest skills, including how to build their own nests and hunt for food. 

Only 1 out of 6 orphans are lucky enough to be rescued - over 1,000 orphaned orangutans are living in rescue and rehabilitation centres. Care of these infants is costly and requires 24hr staff, veterinary, and nurse care to ensure they are in a healthy condition and have the best chance to survive – and possibly even return to the wild.

From as little as $65 you can make a real difference and help these infants survive. 



To support the orphans and their care centres, you can 
adopt one of the orangutans and make a real difference in their lives. TOP is in regular contact with the staff at the care centres and representatives visit the centres regularly to get updates on the orphans and how they are progressing. 

For more information, visit the ‘How to Help’ section of this website. Remember to check back regularly to see any updates on the orphans in the Orphan Updates page in the News section of our website.

All adoption money goes directly to helping the orphans at the various care centres we support:

We are in regular contact with the staff at the centres and TOP representatives visit the centres several regularly to get updates on the orphans and see how they are progressing. You can make a real difference and help these orphans survive.

All adoption money goes directly to helping orphans at care centres we support and providing opportunities for a safe return to the wild.

  • Orphan adoptions are tax deductible!
  • Please allow a minimum of 7 to 12 days for postage within Australia. More remote destinations may take longer.
  • Maximum of 25 characters including spaces allowed on adoption certificates

For more information on the care centres see our Projects.

Thank you for your support to help all these orphans to return to the wild.


Orphan orangutan Bunga 

We would like to thank you for your support to help all these orphans progress with their rehabilitation and move closer to returning to the wild.

Has Your Orphan Adoption Lapsed? If your adoption has lapsed you can renew by visiting this link renew orphan adoption or, if you're unsure of the status of your orphan adoption, send an email to Rebecca at help@orangutan.org.au and we'll let you know.