Since her arrival at Camp Danielle, OFI’s orangutan nursery, in late 2016, easy going Holland has won the hearts of the OFI caregivers. There is something about her soulful eyes and quiet charm that everyone finds captivating. She is particularly adorable, and despite the tragedies of her past, Holland has the good fortune of being a clever and confident orangutan.
Holland had a rough start: the loss of her mother and the burns on her hand when she arrived at OFI tell us of her tragic past. There is no way for us to know for sure what happened, but it appears she was captured, and her mother killed in a fire. She arrived at our Care Centre an orphan, but she found a loving surrogate mother in Ibu Yeti, who cares for Holland as if she were her own child. This maternal connection is very important to orphaned orangutans, who crave the affection and require the attention of their mother until they reach adolescence.
Holland has an adventurous streak. As she wanders around the infant playground and Learning Forest, she seems to find new wonder in these familiar places. Inspecting every nook and cranny, sniffing each leaf and leaving no stone unturned. After casually leading you around the forest on a tour of her “home”, sweet Holland will let go of your hand and finally make her own way off into the tangled web of vegetation, where we humans find it difficult to follow.
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