Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, 2018

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?


Orphan orangutans need around the clock care

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Orphaned Orangutan, Borneo

Rescues


FOUR PAWS helps apes and many other animals under direct human influence

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ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Sanctuaries


We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world

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APES

Our closest living relatives, the great apes including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans, are rapidly losing their forest habitats due to human activities like agriculture, mining, and commercial logging. This habitat loss, along with their vulnerability to transmittable diseases, poses a serious threat to all great apes. Our close genetic relatedness is not only reflected in behavioural similarities but great apes including humans also share an extended period of infancy which is key for learning.
 FOUR PAWS supports the welfare and rehabilitation of orphaned orangutans at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL conducted by our partner Yayasan Jejak Pulang in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry.

Worth knowing about Orangutans

Orangutan orphan

10 Facts about Orangutans

Did you know Orangutan means 'Person of the Forest'?

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Caregiver with orangutan orphans

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need

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Orangutan orphan eating forest food

What Do Orangutans Love to Eat the Most?

The orangutan orphans learn to choose and eat from the menu the the Bornean forest provides 

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Orangutan orphan eating termites

What Must an Orphan Orangutan Learn in Order to Survive in the Wild?

Before the rescued orangutans can be reintroduced into the wild, some vital skills are needed to ensure their survival

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Orangutan Kartini

Rescue Orangutan Kartini

Kartini has good forest skills and loves looking for food

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Orangutan Amalia

Rescue Orangutan Amalia

Once kept in a barren metal cage, the female is on her way to be fully free

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Orangutan Eska

Rescue Orangutan Eska

Rescued from a stressful situation, cheeky Eska will soon be released into the wild

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Orangutan Robin

Rescue Orangutan Robin

Because he loves humans so much, Robin will never be able to be released into the wild

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Orangutan Cantik

Rescue Orangutan Cantik

A loving older step sister to the babies, and a good friend to Eska

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Orangutan Gonda

Rescue Orangutan Gonda

With the love and support of his caregivers, the little orphan is learning to be an orangutan again

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Orangutan Tegar

Rescue Orangutan Tegar

Best friends with Gonda, Tegar is already moving fluidly through the trees like a forest expert!

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Orangutan Gerhana

Rescue Orangutan Gerhana

From a malnourished little baby to a fighting spirit

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Orangutan Damai

Rescue Orangutan Damai

The orangutan baby was handed over to the Forest School team after a dramatic rescue.

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Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Orangutan Bhima

After recovering from his broken arm, Bhima is finally enjoying climbing and playing in the forest

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Orangutan Indra

Rescue Orangutan Indra

Showing curiosity for social interactions with others, the orphan orangutan loves to play and explore

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Orangutan Lestari

Rescue Orangutan Lestari

The traumatised female is a quick learner. On her first day in the forest she already built three nests!

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the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL and other rehabilitation projects! Rescued apes get a chance to live in an environment appropriate to their species. 

Orangutan Eska at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

A FOUR PAWS cooperation in Borneo since 2018

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Orangutan in care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 

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Female gorilla sitting on a stone

Help for Gorillas

Giving these great apes a chance to be free

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Two gorillas sitting on a fallen tree

10 Facts about Gorillas

Did you know male gorillas can eat up to 30 kg of vegetation every day?

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The Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

Meet the 'foster mothers'

The Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

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FOUR PAWS rehabilitates orphaned orangutans on Indonesian Borneo

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