“A lady” is really the best way to describe Amelia. Orangutan infants, like human children, tend to wobble and bump about as they grow into their bodies. Yet Amelia is hardly gangly. Delicately picking her way through leaf-strewn forest pathways, she could not be more ethereal. Even Amelia’s face is the height of refinement: big eyes, a nose so delicate one has to search hard to find the bridge, and best of all, a content expression that could melt the hardest of hearts.
Little Amelia was four years old when she was brought to the Orangutan Care Center & Quarantine in 2018. She was found, abandoned and orphaned, in the middle of a recently clear-cut piece of land in the Lamandau region of Central Kalimantan. Sadly, her background is of one that is all too recurrent amongst young orangutans who find their way to our Care Centre. We don’t know how long she was kept in human captivity before being handed over to OFI. However, considering her abnormally small stature for her age, and the x-ray examinations which revealed an unusual curvature to the bones of her hands and arms, it is probable that she was kept in too small a cage, where she couldn’t stretch, for a long period of time. Upon arrival her hair was dry and thin and her eyes were swollen, most likely from stress and sleep deprivation. It was time to give Amelia the care – and rest – that she needed.
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.
Standard Foster Kits are $100.00 each. Please add $12.00 postage if you would like your standard foster kit posted to you.
Each Foster Kit includes an electronic kit about your orangutan including biographical information, a frameable certificate, photos and updates on their progress every six months.
Deluxe Foster Kit includes the standard Foster kit plus an Orangutan Plush Soft Toy and postage/handling