$100.00 / year

Tommy has something truly special about him. He is a sweet, gentle orangutan yet he is also inquisitive by nature. He is always calm and moves around with a deliberate and determined manner, charming anyone lucky enough to meet him.

Tommy’s beautiful paisley-shaped eyes stare out at the world like liquid brown pools. When those big dark eyes look up at you, your heart just melts. He will reach out from his enclosure and warmly take a visitor’s hand, eyeing him or her curiously.

Tommy was a famously picky eater, so we are delighted that he is now clapping and making noisy demands for food. He especially loves mangoes, rambutans and bananas, and receives a little extra milk with some added syrup as a special treat. Sweet potatoes and corn are also high on the list.

Tommy is affectionate with all those who cross his path. At forest school Tommy can be found in the thick of it, figuratively and literally, as he is surrounded by his playmates, shrubs, and ferns. He loves being in the heart of the action and plays well with other orangutans, but also likes time to explore the Learning Forest on his own.

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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