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Because their wild future depends on us

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Join Us In Borneo | Orangutan Volunteer Program

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Our Vision


Our vision is a world where orangutans are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans.

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The Problem


There are numerous threats to the viability of the remaining wild orangutan population in Indonesia and Malaysia.  The primary threat is the loss of habitat with up to 80% of suitable forest in Indonesia and Malaysia having been lost in the past 20 years. Other threats, which often go hand-in-hand with the destruction of the rainforest, are the illegal pet trade and poaching.

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Our Community

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#HelloMonday!

Start it with a motivational workout - Valentino style!

Valentino was the class clown in #OrangutanJungleSchool, always packed with mischief.🙃

Today, he is honing his survival skills on a pre-release island, his last rehabilitation stage.

orangutans.co.nz

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12 hours ago

#Wanderlust? Come and #volunteer with us in #borneo!

See #orangutans, #sunbears and other fascinating #wildlife. Explore the #rainforest, create #enrichment, and meet the locals.

We are waiting for you!

#booktoday: bit.ly/Orangutan-Volunteer

#fridayvibes #booknow #JoinUs #SaveOrangutans #tripofaliftime
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3 days ago

#Wanderlust? Come and #volunteer with us in #Borneo!

See #orangutans, #sunbears and other fascinating #wildlife. Explore the #rainforest, create #enrichment, and meet the locals.

We are waiting for you! 

#BookToday: bit.ly/Orangutan-Volunteer

#FridayVibes #BookNow #JoinUs #SaveOrangutans #TripOfALiftime

Did you know #orangutans are absolute geniuses? They can solve problems using tools around them. Amazing Bujang proves this firsthand!

Before BOS rescued him at age 14, Bujang was forced to perform in a circus.

Tragically, when assessed by our veterinarians, Bujang exhibited no natural behaviours. This meant we could never return him to the wild, as it would be too dangerous for him.

Therefore, the BOS Foundation team built him a unique #sanctuaryisland at Samboja Lestari.

Bujang doesn't like men very much, probably due to his treatment at the circus, but loves the female staff.😍🦧

orangutans.co.nz

#SaveOrangutans #notapet #conservation #love #nature
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7 days ago

Relax, it's Sunday!

Our little #OrangutanJungleSchool students are taking a well-deserved nap after a day of learning in the forest.😴

#SaveOrangutans #conservation #notapet #sundayvibes #love #nature
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1 week ago

Relax, its Sunday!

Our little #OrangutanJungleSchool students are taking a well-deserved nap after a day of learning in the forest.😴 

#saveorangutans #conservation #notapet #sundayvibes #love #nature

#DidYouKnow that #orangutans have the longest interbirth interval of any mammal, with females typically only giving birth every eight years in the wild?

After approximately 8.5 months gestation, a single infant is usually born. However, there have been rare instances when twins have been recorded!🦧🦧

#SaveOrangutans #sciencesaturday #conservation
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1 week ago

#DidYouKnow that #orangutans have the longest interbirth interval of any mammal, with females typically only giving birth every eight years in the wild?

After approximately 8.5 months gestation, a single infant is usually born. However, there have been rare instances when twins have been recorded!🦧🦧  

#saveorangutans #sciencesaturday #conservation

Follow us to a #traditional Lamin longhouse - an integral part of the #dayak #culture in our working area.

Explore its history here:
orangutans.com.au/news/longhouse

#borneo #SaveOrangutans
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2 weeks ago

Follow us to a #traditional Lamin longhouse - an integral part of the #Dayak #culture in our working area.

Explore its history here:
orangutans.com.au/news/longhouse

#Borneo #saveorangutans

Are you ready for another #ThrowbackThursday with our beloved #BigBoyBeni?

The superstar from #OrangutanJungleSchool has posed for countless glamorous videoshots. Here are a few.😍

#SaveOrangutans #tbt #love
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2 weeks ago

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the amazing donors who contributed to our latest appeal!🙏

Thanks to your generosity, we reached our goal and can build a new #OrangutanJungleSchool for our #orphaned #orangutans!🙌

Our little students can't wait to jump in their wheelbarrow school bus and go #BackToSchool!🦧

#gratitude #SaveOrangutans #kindness #conservation #love
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2 weeks ago

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the amazing donors who contributed to our latest appeal!🙏

Thanks to your generosity, we reached our goal and can build a new #OrangutanJungleSchool for our #orphaned #orangutans!🙌

Our little students cant wait to jump in their wheelbarrow school bus and go #BackToSchool!🦧

#gratitude #saveorangutans #kindness #conservation #love
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