ADOPT AN ANIMAL

Provide help to an animal for as little as £3 a month, and make a connection that lasts.

SOME OF THE ANIMALS YOU CAN ADOPT

  • Adopt an baboon
  • Adopt an gorilla
  • adopt an orang-utan
  • Adopt an lion
  • adopt a snow leopard
  • adopt a tiger
  • Adopt an elephant
  • Adopt a giraffe
  • Adopt a rhino
  • Adopt a Meerkat
  • Adopt a panda
  • adopt a polar bear
  • Adopt a dolphin
  • Adopt a penguin
  • adopt a turtle

ADOPT AN ORANG-UTAN

Estimates suggest there are less than 70,000 orangutans left in the wild compared to over 300,000 in 1900.

Threats To Orangutans

  • Habitat destruction to make room for palm oil plantations, mines and human settlements;
  • Illegal logging and fires also destroy huge swathes of valuable rainforest;
  • The illegal pet trade sees mothers killed so their young can be sold as pets;
  • Smaller habitat makes conflict with people more common and locals often kill orangutans out of fear.

How you are Helping

  • Protecting and extending protected areas of rainforest
  • Enabling local communities to manage these protected areas;
  • Protecting the animals by restricting the illegal trade in live orangutans;
  • Campaigning for tougher regulation of palm oil production and illegal logging;

adopt an orang-utan

There are two species of orangutan, the critically endangered Sumatran and the endangered Bornean Orangutan. See our fact-file for some interesting orangutan facts to find out more about this remarkable animal