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Did you know that humans are part of the great ape family? Along with our closest relatives orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas, we are the last surviving great apes, or homonids. Great apes are mostly vegetarian and love to eat fruit, leaves, roots and also nuts and grass seeds. They are known to use various tools, and except for gorillas, are agile climbers of trees. 

FOUR PAWS rehabilitates orphaned orangutans on Indonesian Borneo, and supports the welfare and rehabilitation of Gorillas in Gabon, Africa. With our ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL and the Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project we give these animals a second chance. 

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?

Our 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?

Our rescued orangutans will hopefully one day be released into the wild, but first some vital skills are needed to ensure their survival 

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Orangutan Kartini

Orangutan Kartini

 She has good forest skills and loves looking for food

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Orangutan Amalia

Orangutan Amalia

 Already head of the class, Amalia is a great nest-builder. Help her spend every night in the tree tops!

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Orangutan Eska

Orangutan Eska

 Cheeky Eska loves to play-wrestle. He is a good learner but likes attending to distractions (as well as creating them)! 

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Orangutan Robin

Orangutan Robin

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

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Orangutan Cantik

Orangutan Cantik

 At the age of 4, Cantik is the middle-child of the group. She is a loving older sister to the babies, and a good friend to Eska.

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Orangutan Gonda

Orangutan Gonda

Having lost his mother, little orangutan Gonda is still a nervous boy. With the love and support of his foster mothers, Gonda is learning to be an orangutan again. 

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Orangutan Tegar

Orangutan Tegar

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

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Orangutan Gerhana

Orangutan Gerhana

Baby orangutan Gerhana loves to eat! In a few months, he turned from a malnourished little baby to a fighting spirit, complete with a teeny belly and his signature cheeky grin.

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Orangutan Damai

Orangutan Damai

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

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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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