Jeffrey Junior was only seven months old when he was brought to the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ) by police who had confiscated him from people keeping him as a pet. We do not know exactly what had happened to him, but it’s clear he had been through a lot in his little life.
Weighing in at just 3.5 kilos upon his arrival, Jeffrey was severely traumatised and suffered several seizures a day during his first weeks. One day the seizures got so bad that Jeffrey lost his heartbeat and we were not sure if he would make it. But little Jeffrey is a fighter and he was not ready to give up! The medical team took care of him around the clock throughout his first few weeks at the Care Centre. Finally, the seizures declined in frequency and Jeffrey started to gain weight.
On his first day at “forest school” when little Jeffrey got to touch his first leaves, the look on his face was priceless. He smelled the leaves, tasted them, put them on his head, and had the equivalent of a big smile on his face.
The wild calls to Jeffrey Junior. If he’s not playing in the Infant Playground, he is ensconced in the surrounding canopy of the Learning Forest. He grabs life by the horns and runs with it, straight into the trees, climbing the highest trees without hesitation! It is often a full-time job trying to keep track of this energetic young livewire.
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