This is Karbank the orangutan of the month for January 2008 at the Orangutan Foundation International.

Become Karbank’s foster parent at Orangutan Foundational International.  For a $75 contribution, you will receive a foster parent kit which includes a photograph of your adoptee, a certificate, an orangutan poster, an orangutan activity booklet, stickers, a current issue of Pongo Quest, and other items. You will also receive newsletters which include information on the work that OFI is doing in Borneo.

Check out their other orangutans that need foster parents:

You will be impressed by The Australian Orangutan Project.

They provide us with great pictures of many orangutan orphans and wonderful updates which include:  Name, Sex, Weight, Arrived at Center, Previous History, Care Center and an informative paragraph or two on their Update page. 

If you want to adopt through our mates down under check them out at:

Check out these cuties at Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK!

  There is Sen.

 and Naru

 and Sogo-Sogo


At Care for the Wild International you can adopt Violet.

Adopt Violet - Care for the Wild International   Violet like too many other baby orangutans was found chained up and considered a “pet” by her “owners.”  She was rescued in the ‘nick of time’ as she was infested with parasites and suffering from both anaemia and amoebic dysentery.  

Read more about Violet and the Orangutan Foundation’s Care Centre near Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Indonesian Borneo at  where you can adopt Violet and help put an end to the suffering of more baby orangutans.

*See comment below regarding – World Animal Foundation – Adopt an Orangutan

Their site says that if you adopt an orangutan through the WAF you get an Orangutan Kit which is a deluxe three-ring binder and includes: 1) photo of your adopted orangutan, 2) adoption certificate, 3) fact sheet about your adopted orangutan, and 4) a help animals info packet. 

I emailed and asked them: Where is that orangutan located?  Who is taking care of it?  Is it in a zoo or in a sanctuary?  Will I get updates on that orangutan regularly?  They answered:  Your adoption is a symbolic adoption helping the entire species rather than one particular animal. The photo you receive is from our photo bank of the many animals in need.

Personally, I’d rather donate to an organization where I know exactly where my money is going.  The way I understand it my money would first go to WAF and then they would decide who they give it to.  I don’t know how much of my money actually would get to the orangutans that need it.

  Wallis needs a foster parent.  Wallis is a girl and very little is known of the first months of her life.  Wallis likes to climb in the trees with the other orangutans.  She does need her rest as any baby and takes about three naps a day.  Wallis may have an innocent face but she can get into mischief which is exactly what you want to see in an orangutan.

Become Wallis’ foster parent at Orangutan Foundation International.

Beda – January’s orangutan of the month at Borneo Orangutan Survival UK:

This is Beda.  She is newly up for adoption.  Click on her picture to adopt her.  Read her story about how she came to live at the Nyaru Menteng center.

There are so many orangutans out there that need your help.  The truth is no matter which orangutan you adopt the money goes to help all orangutans.

But, when you give in a certain orangutan’s name you get pictures of that orangutan and a certificate of adoption.  (I plan on framing all of my pictures of Kesi and hanging them in my soon to be remodeled bedroom.  They will help me to remember her and her relatives that will always need our help.)  The best thing would be to give some money in each of their names and then you get pictures of each of them.  But, few of us can do that so let’s check them all out here to get a better idea of which ones you want to adopt.

Here are some websites that have the adoption option.

There is orangutan-outreach-logo.jpg Orangutan Outreach.

At Orangutan Outreach   I found five orangutans you can adopt.

There is Lomon. Adopt Lomon  Lomon spent years chained up in a wooden box and when he was rescued, he weighed only 1/3 of what he should have. Due in no small part to the love and attention lavished upon him by his caretakers at Nyaru Menteng, Lomon  has now gained not only the weight he needed, but also his self-confidence.  Check him out at

Fio Adopt Fio  had a tragic start to life.  The attempt to rescue her and her mother was only a partial success.  Fio’s mother did not survive but fortunately, Fio was given another chance.  She gets a ton of love and support from her babysitters at Nyaru Menteng and she is gaining the confidence she needs to become an independent orangutan.

Grendon Adopt Grendon  star of the BBC’s Orangutan Diary, steals everyones heart.  Looking remarkable like Homer Simpson in miniature, Grendon is a simply delightful little orangutan who loves to joke around with his friends.  He’s popular with staff and orangutans alike at Nyaru Menteng.

And, of course, there is Kesi Adopt Kesi of which I cannot write about without showing favoritism.  Kesi had her hand chopped off when plantation workers killed her mother with a machete.  Now she is the top pupal in Orangutan Forest School at Nyaru Menteng.  Champion tree-climbing and nest-builder, Kesi is an excellent role model for newly arrived orphans.

Orangutan Conservancy:

At Orangutan Conservancy I found three interesting orangutans up for adoption.

Asapa  is an orphaned orangutan trying to make its way back into the forest with the help of Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Center.

Mawas   is an orphaned orangutan trying to make its way back into the forest with the help of Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Center.

Roman     is a wild adult male living in Gunung Palung National Park, whose fragile forest ecosystem is threatened by illegal logging. 


5 Responses

  1. Please note that the World Animal Foundation is NOT a registered charity and when I inquired where the orangutans are that they were meant to be helping, they could not answer.
    It would be great if someone can look into how to have a trade watchdog look into their activities as they don’t seem to actually do any conservation.
    If I am wrong I have not seen any evidence that suggests that they are authentic.

  2. We are only trying to save our orangutans if you would love to help please find a place to help save orangutans to adopt. Thank You!!!

  3. Sen is my favorite he is so cute is that little white shirt. even know they are all cute i love sen the most:)

  4. senis my fav to with his little mochawk

  5. hi my name is Sadie and i want to adopt the baby orangutan Naru what do i half to have to adopt her or him and how much would she or he be money wise. Please answer my questions at my email thank you

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