Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are critically endangered.

There are three species of orangutan – the Sumatran, Tapanuli and Bornean. Orangutans used to roam as far north as southern China, and as far south as the Indonesian island of Java. Today they’re only found on two islands – Sumatra and Borneo. 

Saving one orangutan means saving its habitat, its home, our one shared home. Adopt an orangutan today and join thousands of other people who are adopting a better future.

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Your adoption really helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to monitor orangutans in Borneo and help create protected areas of rainforest but also fund our other vital work around the world.

Fighting climate change starts here with your orangutan adoption. Your adoption will not only empower orangutans, but also support their homes, such as tree planting, and protecting and restoring rainforests – these vital habitats help capture harmful carbon, slowing down climate change.  

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly Toy

An optional soft toy to love forever. Toy may vary from image shown.

Welcome Pack

Choose between our standard welcome pack or a pack created for children under 12.

Regular Updates

We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your adoption updates three times a year.


Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely orangutan video call background.

Orang-utan map

Orangutans spend a lot of time alone but have loose relationships with other orangutans in their community. They spend most of their lives in trees, where their long, strong arms help them swing through the forest canopy and hang from branches as they eat their favorite food – fruit.




Habitat loss

Conversion of forests to palm oil plantations is the biggest cause of habitat loss for orangutans. Road development, illegal logging and mining also impact it.

Orang-utan Silhouette

Palm oil

Peat swamp forests that are home to high densities of orangutans are often targeted for oil palm plantations. Palm oil is found in around 50% of products in your supermarket.

Human Silhouette

Human orangutan conflict

On average 2,200 Bornean orangutans are thought to be killed each year due to hunting, conflict in agricultural areas and the illegal pet trade.

2,200 Bornean Orangutans are killed each year

Illegal pet trade

Young orangutans up to the age of seven are sought after for the illegal pet trade.

How we can help

We’re working to identify and restore wildlife corridors between protected areas. This will reconnect previously fragmented orangutan habitat so there will be large blocks of interconnected forests.

We're also promoting the production and use of sustainable palm oil. We helped set up the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which is working to transform markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • create and extend protected areas of rainforest
  • promote the buying and use of sustainable palm oil to manufacturers and consumers
  • promote sustainable use of natural resources
  • support local communities in managing protected areas
  • fund our other essential work around the world

An orang-utan’s arms are longer than its legs, reaching its ankles when it stands.
An orangutan’s arms are longer than its legs, reaching its ankles when it stands.


Last minute gift?

Orang-Utan Certificate
No problem! You can print or email a personalised gift certificate online to give on the day.

Free delivery

Your pack will be sent within 2-3 working days - but allow up to 5 working days for it to arrive. 


In a rush? For £5.59 your pack will be delivered the very next day, if you order before 12pm, Monday to Friday.

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