Orangutan Foundation International

Orangutan Foundation International

Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. OFI also supports research on orangutans and forests, education initiatives, both local and international, and brings awareness concerning orangutans wherever it can.

OFI is profoundly committed to the welfare of all orangutans, whether captive, ex-captive, or wild. Established by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986, OFI operates Camp Leakey, an orangutan research center, within Tanjung Puting National Park. OFI also runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility in the Dayak village of Pasir Panjang near Pangkalan Bun, which is home to 330 displaced orangutans.

It also helps manage the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, where rehabilitated wild-born ex-captive orangutans were released into the wild. Through its field programs, OFI also provides employment at these facilities for over 200 local Indonesians. OFI also owns Rusti, an adult male orangutan rescued from a backyard zoo in New Jersey, now on permanent loan to the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii. OFI built his magnificent enclosure, which covers a good part of an acre.

For more information, visit www.Orangutan.org

Orangutan Foundation International
  • Meet the Woman Saving Orangutans from Extinction!

    Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas is a groundbreaking primatologist, founder of Orangutan Foundation International, and the world’s foremost expert on orangutans. As one of Leakey’s Angels or the Trimates, (a team of groundbreaking female primatologists mentored by noted anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey it...

  • Charlie playing at OFI nursery forest school

    Just like their human counterparts, orangutans learn about their surroundings by exploring, smelling, and tasting their surroundings. Through its research, Orangutan Foundation International has identified hundreds of plant species in the Bornean Rainforest that orangutans use as food sources.


  • Orangutans Playing in the Rafters at Camp Danielle

    Even as infants, orangutans maintain great body strength. It is not uncommon for our orangutans to be seen “swinging from the rafters!”

    To learn more about orangutans or Orangutan Foundation International, please visit http://www.Orangutan.org

  • Orangutan Grabbing a Snack of Leaves At Camp Danielle

    Orangutans are skilled foragers. Native trees and plants, particularly new leaves, are a favorite snack of orangutans.

    To learn more about orangutans or Orangutan Foundation International, please visit http://www.Orangutan.org

  • Orangutan Crystal Playing with a stick at Camp Danielle

    Orangutans are semi-solitary creatures. Even though they will play together as young infants and juveniles, orangutans as adults enjoy their time alone.

    To learn more about orangutans or Orangutan Foundation International, please visit http://www.Orangutan.org

  • Infant Orangutan Nursery Forest

    Under the watchful eye of their caregiver, these infant and young juvenile orangutans appear to play in the forest. As arboreal creatures, in the Nursery Forest they are able to use low-hanging branches and vines to build their strength and skills that they will need to navigate atop the forest c...

  • Let’s meet Dr. Galdikas

    OFI President and Founder Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas was recently invited to be the headline guest speaker for the EcoVoice online conference, “Sustainability. Are You In?”.

    Here Dr. Biruté recalls her early days in Borneo and gives her thoughts on sustainability and what we can do to help.

  • Happy Hour at Camp Leakey

    A juvenile orangutan partaking in copious amounts of soy milk after feasting on bananas...

  • Bath time at Camp Leakey

    Bath time at Orangutan Foundation International's Care Centre after a big day out at forest school...starring little infant orphan orangutan Royal in her first video.

    For more information, visit www.Orangutan.org