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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 internal intestinal parasite infections, dehydrated and malnourished.

Some have horrific injuries including broken bones, gunshot wounds and cuts and gashes suffered during capture or from being held as illegal pets with chains and ropes, which are often to small and tight, and dig into their bodies.

Now, after years of rehabilitation eight orangutans are now ready to be released into the wild. This is their chance at freedom so next week I’m launching a special campaign to ensure they have the best possible chance of a successful release into the wild.

If you’d like to add your support now please visit our special page here. 

Thank you for everything you do for orangutan conservation!

Leif Cocks and The Orangutan Project team.