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Jeffrey Junior

$100.00 / year

Jeffrey Jr was only seven months old when he was brought to OFI’s Care Centre by police who had confiscated him from people keeping him as an illegal 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 was a fighter, and he wasn’t 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.

 The wild calls to Jeffrey Jr. If he’s not in the playground or splashing in muddy pools, 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! No tree is too tall for this thrill seeker! His climbing technique may look a bit chaotic to us as he swings back and forth, his arms and legs akimbo, but he knows what he’s doing. Jeffrey is honing his foraging skills and is very smart at finding food in the forest, from ripe fruits to ant and termite nests. This rich source of protein can keep him occupied for hours. He also feasts on the roots of orchid-like plants, medicinal fruit, and young stems. He is becoming quite the food connoisseur.

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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