Orangutans are frugivores. In the wild, they spend all day in search of ripe fruit in the forest. For the orphaned orangutans at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) in Indonesian Borneo, we provide almost 8 tonnes of fruit each week. OFI Canada is a major supporter of the cost of these fruits. As […]
IN MEMORIAM: Orangutan 1978 – 2021 SISWI Much Loved!
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Siswi, arguably Orangutan Foundation International’s (OFI) most famous and beloved orangutan, passed away towards the end of 2021 after a short illness. Siswi was 43 years old and it was 43 years filled with as much drama, comedy and tragedy that any of […]
Kusasi was an extraordinary orangutan. Unlike most orangutans living in the wild, he was the star of his own film called “Kusasi: From Orphan to King,” which initially aired on BBC and PBS in 2005, subsequently shown worldwide. Kusasi also became famous as the dominant Camp Leakey adult male orangutan. Kusasi first came to Camp […]