Nine young wild born captive orangutans whom Taiwanese officials had confiscated and one young orangutan whom Orangutan Foundation Taiwan (OFT) acquired for repatriation became known as the “Taiwan Ten” in the early 1990s. OFT and OFI worked to coordinate the return of the Taiwan Ten to Borneo. In mid-September 1990, Dr. Biruté obtained the import […]
Hundreds of orangutans were smuggled to fuel the exotic pet trade from the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra to areas far beyond orangutan native range in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1990, the Royal Thai Forestry seized six infant orangutans at the Bangkok Airport who were in the process of being smuggled to the former […]
Lear – A success story thanks to our OFI Canada Foster Parents!
We are so thrilled to share this story of orphaned orangutan Lear, one of the 13 orangutan recently released from the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine. Lear has been a beloved member of our OFI Canada foster program with many Canadians following along on his journey over the past 10 years. Having passed his final health […]
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