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

Orang-utan Factfile:

In Malay orang means ‘person’ and utan comes from the hutan word for ‘forest’. Therefore orang-utan means “person of the forest”.

Habitat: Dense tropical and subtropical rainforest.

Location: Orang-utans are found on the Islands of Borneo and Sumatra

Height: Males: 1.4m            Females 1.15m

Weight: Males: 90-120kg            Females: 40-50kg

Lifespan: Wild orang-tans can live up to 45 years or more. In captivity this can be even longer, with the oldest being a male called “Guas” who lived until he was 58!

Diet: 90% of an orang-utans diet consists of fruit with a particular favourite being the durian. They will also eat nectar, bark, leaves and insects

Behaviour and Social Habits: Orang-utans live alone in large territories and are diurnal (active during the day). Males and females only come together to mate.

Each night an orang-utan will build a platform in which they sleep. Sometimes a leaf will be used as a roof to shelter the orang-utan from the rain.

Pregnancy and cubs: Females are able to give birth after age seven but in the wild they will generally not mate until around age 12.  Gestation lasts between 8 ½ to 9 months. Cubs stay with their mother for approximately 7 years.