A New Home for Baby Orangutans

International Animal Rescue is building a home for orphaned Orangutans in the middle of Borneo. You can help make this dream a reality.
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Raleigh Latham
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Animals
Ketapang
Indonesia
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Orangutan Babies in Crisis

Often, we think there is no way to make a difference to a species we care so much about.  But right now, in Ketapang Indonesia, International Animal Rescue is building a home for More than 100 orrphaned baby and adult that will have a chance at being released back into the wild.

  The Orangutans in this area are among the most imperiled in Southeast Asia and need the most protecting.  NOW is a real chance for you to make a difference to save the lives of these precious Orangutans.  Unlike bigger charities, this money will ALL go towards building the orphaned Orangutans a new home in Ketapang.

 

Orangutan and Her Baby

Orangutans are among the most intelligent, beautiful, and caring creatures on Earth. 

The native people say, in truth, that they can talk without words, and have souls as deep as our own. 

Orangutans are exceptional mothers who spend 10-12 years raising their babies to thrive in their jungle homes.  This is why it’s especially cruel when they are ripped from their mother’s loving arms when they are completely helpless, and dependent.

The International Animal Rescue emergency center takes in these helpless infants and other Orangutans and the staff works around the clock to save their lives. 

When a baby Orangutan arrives at the Ketapang rescue center, it is often scared, traumatized, and frightened. 

Baby Orangutan saved from captivity They lay shivering or listless...crying desperately for their mothers. It takes time to build trust and heal the wounds made by humans, but over time, it can be done. 

 Why?  Because Orangutans have the most unusual power of forgiveness.  

Another reason why they are often called “the peacekeepers of the forest.”

In recent years, studies have shown that they are far more intelligent than people have thought.  They navigate through “mental maps” and have the capacity for long-term memory.  More surprisingly, they are lightning learners who demonstrate mechanical genius by solving complex puzzles and building tools. 

 A grown up male Orangutan

They mimic humans because Orangutans are US.  

With the assistance of International Animal Rescue, we can help build a sanctuary for our forest cousins.

Why Orangutan families need your help:

Deforestation and murder  have Orangutan mothers fighting for their lives and the lives of their children.   When a mother is killed, the young ones are left behind to perish or sold to the black market, where they are often chained up or locked away in cages. The lucky ones make it to rescue centers like Ketapang, so that they can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild when they are ready.

 

Pinai’s Story. 

The Story of Pina the Orangutan is one example

ofPeni the Orangutan  how International Animal Rescue saves the

lives of Orangutans across Indonesia.  

 

 In a tragic series of events, IAR came to the rescue of baby Pina as villagers drowned her mother and beat her with sticks.  Though International Animal Rescue couldn’t save the mother in time, baby Pina was rescued, and given a new home.

Stories like Peni's are sadly commonplace, as Orangutans are babies are hunted down and sold as pets, or killed all over Borneo.

 

 

 

The Aftermath: Peni Grows Up.

http://internationalanimalrescue.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/in-spite-of-her-traumatic-pastpeni-is.html

 

What We Need

I am looking to raise $3,000 to help build a sanctuary for orphan Orangutans at IAR’s Orangutan Rescue center in Ketapang.


http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/projects/24/Orangutan+rehabilitation+centre.html


Any money donated will go DIRECTLY towards building Orangutan Enclosures, their Food, and supplies necessary to build structures such as the training tower for Baby Orangutans. 

IAR’s emergency center and sanctuary, [a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization] is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary of baby (and adult) orangutans.

 

The Impact, Why Help IAR in Borneo?

In order to make a difference, we all need to act on a personal level.  We cannot rely on governments, companies, or non-profits to protect our world’s most precious species if we are not willing to protect them ourselves.  Your donation will directly save the lives of Orangutan families in Borneo.

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On a deeper level, we are discovering each day who Orangutans are.            

“Orangutans can stare straight into your soul, they study us the same time as we study them,” Dr. Willie Smitts

 Willie Smitts with Orangutans

 Curator Sam Chellaiya of the Singapore Zoo, believes Orangutans have souls.     

He explains, “…after an orangutan dies all the Orangutans look in the same direction together as though they are seeing the spirit of the departed Orangutan.”

 

 

Orangutans in the jungleWhat You'll Get in     Return:

   - Regardless of your contribution, you'll recieve my updates from the center.  

However, if you contribute funds, you will get personalized messages, videos, postcards and gifts from Indonesia!

Most of all, you'll have my gratitude, and the knowledge that you're making a personal impact in saving Orangutans.

 

Other Ways to Help Orangutans

-Help spread the word about the Orangutan Emergency Center and Sanctuary.

 

-Sign up for our email newsletter (form is on our website).

 

-Avoid and Boycott products which use Palm Oil.

 

-Check out our Facebook Page.

 

-Share This Campaign:

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Sumatran Orangutan

 

There are limitless amounts of ways to help Orangutans, whether donating to a charity, educating others about them, or volunteering directly...but here's a few things you could do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Sign this petition to stop the burning of the Tripa Peat Forest, and tell others to do the same:                                            http://www.change.org/petitions/enforce-the-law-protecting-tripa-peat-swamp-and-its-orangutan-populations

- Donate to Reputable Orangutan Rescue Organizations such as International Animal Rescue INDONESIA http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/projects/22/Orangutan+transit+centre.html

 
Educate yourself about the what is happening to Orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo, and what is being done to help them.
 
-Volunteer Helping Orangutans DIRECTLY with Organizations such as Great Projects:
International Animal Rescue:
 
 
 No matter what you do to help Orangutans, any action is beatiful. 
 
"Unless someone like you care a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not"
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
 
 
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-Raleigh Latham
 
 
 
 
 

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    You will get my gratitude, and access to updates from the center, and images.

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    I will send you a personal message, and keep you updated with videos from the center.

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    All the previous perks, PLUS Trade Chocolate and a Postcard from Malaysia!

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    All the previous perks special picture from the center just for you.

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    A Skype call from Malaysia (woop!) An Orangutan Poster, and all the previous perks.

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    Personal Video, More Chocolate

    Previous perks, plus a personal video message from the center I'll make just for you, and more bars of chocolate. Even more gratitude!

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  • $1,000
    Video Tour, Unique Gift

    All the Previous Perks, plus an extended Personal Video tour, An Organic Fruit Basket or personal gift from Malaysia, and the knowledge that you made a BIG difference in helping Orangutans.

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    Fruit Basket, Unique Gift

    You get ALL previous perks, a fruit basket AND a unique gift from Malaysia.

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    You will get my gratitude, and access to updates from the center, and images.

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    Chocolate, Postcard!

    All the previous perks, PLUS Fair Trade Chocolate and a Postcard from Malaysia!

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    Personal Image Collage

    All the previous perks special, plus special pictures from the center just for you.

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    A Skype call from Malaysia (woop!) An Orangutan Poster, and all the previous perks.

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    Personal Video, More Chocolate

    Previous perks, plus a personal video message from the center I'll make just for you, and more bars of chocolate. Even more gratitude!

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    Video Tour, Unique Gift

    All the Previous Perks, plus an extended Personal Video tour, An Organic Fruit Basket or personal gift from Malaysia, and the knowledge that you made a BIG difference in helping Orangutans.

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