COVID-19 - Special precautions being undertaken to ensure the health and safety of orangutans


$100.00 / year

The end of 2019 closed the door on one year but saw OFI’s Orangutan Care Centre & Quarantine (OCCQ) in Central Borneo open its doors to a new arrival. Meet Crystal, an orphaned female orangutan who was rescued and brought to the Care Centre when she was barely a year old. With a thick head of hair and a face full of attitude, it didn’t take long for Crystal to make an impression.

Every orangutan who arrives at the OCCQ must undergo a mandatory 30-day quarantine. After this quarantine Crystal went straight to Camp Danielle, the infant facility. Every orangutan infant has at least one surrogate mother and Crystal’s is Ibu Eteng. Ibu Eteng is devoted to her new charge and has happily committed herself to help guide and develop Crystal’s skills for the wild.

Crystal’s personality is already developing apace with a no-nonsense bravado juxtaposed with a quiet vulnerability. Initially she spent much of her time leaning on her stuffed animal and patrolling back and forth inside the infant nursery establishing her “territory.” To this day she is never too far from her stuffed animal. Crystal struts her way around but when someone or something unfamiliar crosses her path she quickly runs back to Ibu Eteng. Crystal is still at a vulnerable age and needs all the love and attention we can give her.

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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 $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