For the first two years of a young orangutan's life, he or she is completely dependent on mother for food and transportation. If orphaned, another orangutan or the staff at the Orangutan Care Center fill that maternal void. Learn more about the different needs.
Just like human babies, young orangutans wear diapers because they spend a lot of time clinging to
Some baby orangutans like to sleep in laundry baskets lined with fluffy towels and blankets for comfort and warmth.
Bananas are nature's perfect food. They're nutritious, delicious, and come in their own easy open, bio-degradable packaging. Orangutans are known for the fact that they use as little energy as possible, but will move great distances to reach young banana trees.
To improve the quality of life for orphans and prepare them for release into the wild, orangutans play on jungle gyms made of ropes, swings and… yes… monkey bars. It encourages natural behavior, and allows them to have a little fun!
Without a safe and protected environment, rehabilitated animal releases would not be possible. OFI purchases land privately to protect it from being destroyed for logging and palm oil plantations.