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You've chosen to adopt Wali!

An adult male East Bornean Orangutan

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Adopting Wali

About Wali

Wali, is a flanged (cheekpadder) adult male who we frequently meet in our northern (Mentoko/Bendili) research area. A “flanged” or “cheekpadder” male refers to a male orangutan that possesses the large cheek pads on either side of their face, typically indicating their transition into adulthood. This feature differentiates them from subadult male orangutans, which have slimmer faces and no cheek pads. Wali appears to be the current resident dominant adult male orangutan in our research area.

We appreciate your symbolic adoption. Be advised that the minimum recommended adoption amount ($130) must be met in order to receive the adoption packet.

Adoption Packet - What you get and how you will get it.

  • E-mailed Certificates & Photos will be e-mailed to the adopter within 1-2 days of the contribution
    • Official adoption certificate
    • Orangutan's Story
    • 4x6 Photo
    • Putri Adoption Graphic
  • NEW! - OC Adoption Packets will be mailed within 3-5 days of your contribution
    • Official adoption booklet (adoption certificate, story, and photo)
    • Official OC Enamel Pin
    • OC Sticker

OC's Adoption Program - Where are your contributions going?

The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is emphasizing its commitment to wild orangutan conservation by offering for virtual adoption* of orangutans currently living in the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. By partnering with the Orangutan Kutai Project and the Kutai National Park authority, OC believes it can spur support and awareness of the wild orangutans in this fragile region.

The funds donated through our virtual adoption program will be directly applied to the Orangutan Conservancy and the Orangutan Kutai Project's fund. The project (led by OC's very own board member, Dr. Anne Russon) monitors a field site that runs about 4 km along the south side of the Sangata River, Kutai National Park’s northern boundary, an area that was chosen because censuses showed strong orangutan presence and the need for additional protection there.

*Virtual adoption does not imply ownership or rights to the individual orangutan.