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Adopt a baby orangutan
Can you buy a orangutan?
First, the orangutan pet trade has been partly responsible for the decline of the orangutan species. While illegal throughout the world, this brutal trade brings orangutans into captivity at a high price. ... Second, while orangutans in the USA are captive bred, there are strict permits that do not include pet ownership.
What happens when you adopt an orangutan?
When you join our Adoption Program you'll be helping orphaned orangutans regain their strength, hope, and freedom. Once you adopt an orangutan, we will email you adoption updates and photographs in April and October. Our adopters love to see how their adopted orangutan is progressing on their rehabilitation journey.
How much does it cost to adopt an ape?
It costs $22,000 a year to care for one of our apes. By symbolically adopting the ape of your choice for a one-time donation of $300 OR just $25 a month for one year, you are helping ensure the health, safety, and well-being of your orangutan or chimpanzee.
Are orangutans naturally aggressive?
Orangutans are large, but in general they are quite gentle. Adult males can be aggressive, but for the most part they keep to themselves. They are uniquely arboreal living their lives quietly up in the trees away from predators and only descending to the forest floor when they must.
What do you get with an orangutan adoption?
Orangutan Baby Adoptions. NEW adoptions - your postal pack will include a personalised certificate, full history profile of your chosen baby, two glossy photographs, a CD with exclusive footage of your baby, a newsletter, a shopping bag and the choice of either a mouse mat or an orangutan finger puppet.
Where is Gatot the orangutan being cared for?
Gatot is being cared for at IAR Ketapang. He was rescued in the village of Rangga Intan where a man claimed that he had found the baby alone in the forest whimpering loudly. The man said he felt bad for the baby so he took him home and kept him as a pet.
Is it illegal to own an orangutan in Indonesia?
Molika had reportedly been kept illegally as a pet for two years before finally being handed over to the authorities. To be clear, it is against the law to buy, sell, trade or own an orangutan in Indonesia, yet this horrific practice continues throughout regions where orangutan habitat is being destroyed and replaced by oil palm plantations.
Where was Mary the orangutan rescued from?
Mary was rescued by the COP Borneo team in February 2019 in Longgie, Berau, East Kalimantan. The villagers had kept Mary illegally since November 2018. They claim that they found her wandering alone near a main road so they felt pity for her and took her home. Mary was kept in a small wooden cage outside that was only 1.5m x 1m.