Kesi Needs a Sister (or Brother)

Hi,

It’s time to get Kesi a sister or brother.

My birthday is coming up and I’m going to put an orangutan on my wish list.

But, I just don’t know which one to adopt.

I’ve been researching the different sites that have orangutans up for adoption.  (Check out my Adoption page.)  And, all it has done is make it even harder to decide.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

April & Kesi

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Kesi is royalty!

Hi,

I decided to check and see who else has adopted Kesi.  I’ve also included links to articles that include Kesi.

Guess what?  Kesi is now royalty according to these articles:

Her Royal Highness Crown princess Victoria to become adoptive parent?

http://sofiasroyalsweden.blogspot.com/2007/10/crown-princess-victoria-adopts.html 

Linda Frost adopted Kesi: http://redapes.org/guestbook/#comment-1405

This blogger adopted Kesi: http://julienne.wordpress.com/kesi/  Her blog is very interesting.

Pentad adopted Kesi:  http://www.pentad.no/kesi.htm

Rachel adopted Kesi:  http://eeyore5.livejournal.com/24120.html

World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA wrote:  http://www.wspa.org.au/publicfiles/WSPANewsAus_lowres.pdf

I’ll look for more and add them as I find them.

Kind Regards,

April & Kesi (Her Highness)

Kesi on ground

Kesi – More Pictures

Hi,

I believe Kesi is at the end of this video:

I just found this site where they put up a lot of photos of Kesi.  There are quite a few of her and other orangutans at the Nyaru Menteng Center.  They are beautiful photographs.  Please check them out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157594375684199/detail/

Here are more pictures.  Can you find Kesi among them? http://www.onasia.com/content/story.aspx?storyID=469&page=1

Kind Regards,

April & Kesi

Kesi on ground

Kesi – My Beautiful Baby

I recently watched “Orangutan Island” on Animal Planet and began thinking about my fascination with orangutans that has went on for years.

I realized that there was something I could do here in the United States for those wonderful creatures in Borneo.  And, instead of letting that idea go in one side of my head and out the other, I grabbed the idea and held it.  Slowly, it dawned on me that I could tell the world about my love for these animals, show the world why I love them and ask the world to love them with me.

I went to Orangutan Outreach at http://redapes.org/index.php and found I could adopt an orangutan for $10 a month.  (Let’s see $10 is less than one pizza.)  That is how we measure monetary items at our house.  Items less than one pizza are no brainers – if you want them – get them.  Thus, I adopted Kesi.  She is one pizza a month.

I chose Kesi because she had her left hand chopped off by the horrible people that killed her mother and stole her away.  She held on to her mother so tight they had to cut her off from her mother.  That is what I call a maternal bond.  This maternal bond is not unusual for orangutans.  In fact, it would be very unusual if it wasn’t there.

Kesi hanging  Kesi doesn’t let the fact that she has one hand and a mangled foot keep her from hanging around like the others.

Kesi is a Swahili name which means ‘child born in difficult times.’  This is actually an African name and although there are no orangutans in Africa, because of Kesi’s beginning in life, the name suits her well.

Thus begins the adventures of Kesi, my beautiful baby.

I promise to write almost every day and keep you informed about these wonderful creatures that are losing their habitat and their lives daily in Borneo.

Kind Regards,

April