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$100.00 / year

Everyone is captivated by Carmen. Her long scarlet locks and bright eyes distinguish her and amplify her prettiness. She was tiny when she first arrived at the Care Centre in 2014, after she was confiscated by local Forestry officers.

Calm, patient and well-behaved are all words that the OFI staff use to describe Carmen. She gets along well with all her orangutan friends. Carmen can be shy with new people and prefers to stick with familiar caregivers. However, once you’ve become her friend, she will trust you no matter what and is always gentle with those she has come to know well.

Carmen is mostly content to be in the background, however she is no shrinking violet. If she has something to declare she will confidently come forward. She is an orangutan who enjoys consistency and routine. On the way to forest school, independent Carmen always walks beside her caregivers. She spots the best “markisas” (passionfruit) and enjoys them as a snack on her way to another fun day with her friends. She isn’t one to spend too much time on the ground. Walking is a means to an end and her goal is always to get to the forest as quickly as she can. She rushes from the sleeping enclosure straight into the open arms of the trees.

Payment Options

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  • 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 $15.00 postage if you would like your standard foster kit & 6-monthly updates posted to you. Please note – postal kits are only available within Australia.
  • 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

Watch Carmen’s progress on her rehabilitation journey back to the wild …