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Rescued + Released Orangutan Adoption - Sintang Orangutan Center

The Orangutan Conservancy has partnered with the Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC) and created the Rescued + Released Orangutan Adoption program! These orangutans have been rescued, rehabilitated, researched, and released back into the Betung Kerihun National Park in West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. 

The adoptable orangutans that have been rescued by SOC are first quarantined at an SOC facility to ensure that the orangutan is healthy enough to join the other rescued orangutans. Once cleared, the rescued orangutan joins the other orangutans at SOC’s Tembak Forest School for rehabilitation. At the Forest School, the orangutans learn how to socialize and learn how to be successful in the wild. After the rescued orangutan has been rehabilitated, they are released and observed in the Betung Kerihun National Park. 

Gagas

Gagas is a 10 year old male Bornean Orangutan. He was rescued by SOC in January 2014 and was released back into the wild in July 2019. He is a mischievous, playful, and curious orangutan. While at the Forest School, Gagas's mischievous nature got him into trouble, often becoming injured while playing with the other orangutans. Eventually he learned the ins and outs of the school, and was able to be released back into the wild.

Jojo

Jojo is a 12 year old female Bornean Orangutan that was rescued by SOC in January 2012. Upon arrival to SOC, she was diagnosed with a respiratory tract infection, and required 3 months of treatment. After her recovery, she joined the other orangutans where she quickly befriended the orangutan named Cemong. During her stay, Cemong guarded and protected Jojo, and in return Jojo taught Cemong many of her abilities. Jojo is also known to be an exceptionally well behaved orangutan, and in November 2017, Jojo and Cemong were released together into the wild.

Cemong

Cemong is an 8 year old female Bornean Orangutan. She was rescued by SOC in September 2014 in good health. While at the Forest School, Cemong met another female orangutan named Jojo, who she had an immediate emotional bond with. Cemong guarded and protected Jojo, and in return Jojo taught Cemong many of her orangutan abilities. The bond between Jojo and Cemong was reported by SOC to be similar to a mother and daughter. In November 2017, Jojo and Cemong were released together into the wild.

Wild Orangutan Adoption - Orangutan Kutai Project

The Orangutan Conservancy has partnered with the Orangutan Kutai Project and created a Wild Orangutan Adoption program! These orangutans are being protected, observed, and researched by OKP and reside within the Kutai National Park on Borneo, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The project (led by OC’s very own board member, Dr. Anne Russon) monitors a field site within Kutai National Park that runs about 4km along the south side of the Sangata River. This area was chosen by OKP due to the strong orangutan presence and need for additional protection.

Pan

Pan, the second known offspring of Putri, is a juvenile male orangutan at our research site. While he still spends time with his mother, he is becoming increasingly independent. Researchers often see him acting like a "big kid" around the research site.

Selly & Sule

Selly and Sule are one of two of the mother-offspring pairs that frequent our research area. They are East Bornean Orangutans that regularly visit our Mentoko/Bendili study area.

Putri

Putri is an adult female East Bornean Orangutan. We first encountered her in April of 2010 with her then infant, Pur. She is known to be skittish around researchers, and incredibly clever at avoiding our researchers. 

Physical or Virtual?

NEW! -Physical Packet

Adoption Certificate

Photo of Orangutan

Adopted Orangutan's Story

Official OC Enamel Pin

Official OC Sticker

Virtual Packet

Adoption Certificate

Photo of Orangutan

Adopted Orangutan's Story

"Proud Adopter" Graphic

The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is emphasizing its commitment to wild orangutan conservation by offering for virtual adoption* of orangutans currently living in the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. By partnering with the Orangutan Kutai Project and Sintang Orangutan Center, OC believes it can provide support and awareness to wild orangutans within these fragile regions.

The funds donated through our virtual adoption program will be directly applied to the Orangutan Conservancy and the Sintang Orangutan Center or Orangutan Kutai Project’s fund.