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 […]
Five Orangutans Return To The Wild
Below we are thrilled to share an exciting update from Dr. Galdikas in the field: We released 5 orangutans back into the forest! At the end of March 2022, five ex-captive wild born orangutans from the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) were released back into the forests of Borneo. Orangutan “Enon” and her juvenile son Ernie were the first to be released […]
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