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Adopt an Orangutan

as a gift with WWF from £3.00/mth

Their habitat is being destroyed by palm oil plantations.

Adopt an Orangutan this Christmas and help WWF to protect their future.

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Adopt an Orangutan
with WWF

Adopt and receive a cuddly toy Orangutan, a fun filled WWF adoption gift pack, plus updates on your animal three times a year.

Adopt an Orangutan Gift Pack

from £3.00/pm

Adopt an Orangutan Cuddly Toy

Adopt and receive a cuddly toy of your animal

Adopt an Orangutan Gift Pack

Get a fun filled WWF adoption gift pack

Regular Updates

Plus updates on your animal three times a year

In the last 60 years, Orangutan numbers have fallen by up to 50% across the globe

You can help WWF safeguard the future of these beautiful creatures with a monthly adoption and help protect these gentle giants and their habitat.

Orangutans are now only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. If the current rate of deforestation continues, Borneo could lose most of its lowland forests in less than ten years, leaving these creatures with nowhere to live. By adopting an orangutan you will be helping WWF to create extended protected areas of rainforest, whilst also teaching local communities how to manage their area through the sustainable use of natural resources.

With your adoption you help to:

The rainforests that serve as home to the orangutan have the ideal climate and soil to support palm plantations which produce palm oil. Since palm oil is found in 50% of the products in your local supermarket, it should come as no surprise that the forest is being cleared to make way for these plantations. There is a sustainable way to make palm oil which does not harm the habitat of the orangutan. By adopting an orangutan through WWF you will be aiding its efforts in promoting the use of sustainable palm oil to both manufacturers and consumers.

As with all endangered species, habitat destruction represents the single greatest threat to the survival of the orangutan. They live in Indonesia which is rich in natural resources so their habitat is being destroyed to exploit precious metals or oil. Unless organisations like WWF step in and do something, the fate of the orangutan is all but sealed. By adopting an orangutan through WWF, you will be providing the funds needed so that the WWF can create and extend protected areas of rainforest and ensure the species survival.

Despite falling numbers of orangutans, local people living in the rainforests of Indonesia continue to hunt the species as they seek to make a living from agriculture. As many as 3000 orangutans are killed every year despite the fact that this hunting is completely unnecessary. By adopting an orangutan through WWF, you will be helping to fund education efforts that will allow local communities to better manage their relationship with protected areas and with this endangered species.

Somethings just shouldn’t be allowed to happen. If you visit the street markets of Jakarta, you will eventually come across a caged baby orangutan that is for sale. This is cruel and completely unconscionable and the practice needs to be stopped. Organisations like WWF are in a position to do something about this and you can help their efforts by adopting an orangutan.

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Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

Adopt an Orangutan Certificate

Last Minute Gift?

Order today and you can download your WWF adoption certificate. The adoption gift pack with cuddly toy will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

Adopt an Orangutan Gift Pack

Adopt an Orangutan Gift Pack

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Adopt an Orangutan and the recipient gets a beautiful gift pack to let them know just how much you care about them.

Gift Pack Includes:

  • An optional cuddly toy of your Orangutan.
  • A Orangutan factbook.
  • Orangutan bookmarks and stickers.
  • A certificate to frame your commitment to the WWF (printed on recycled paper).
  • Two exclusive magazines delivered three times a year:
    WWF's "Wild World" and "My Orangutan" with news and updates for your adopted animal.
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About WWF

Registered Charity Number: 1081247

WWF is a global conservation organisation dedicated to protecting the natural environment and the animals that depend on it. The organisation was first established in 1961 in the UK, but now operates in more than 100 countries and has over 5 million members around the world.

WWF seeks to stop habitat destruction, prevent human animal conflict, end the illegal trade in wildlife and their body parts as part of its efforts to protect wildlife. The organisation tries to restore habitats, promote sustainable development for local communities who depend on natural resources and lobbies governments on behalf of wildlife protection.

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Adopt an Orangutan with WWF

Adopt from just £3.00 a month and help protect this incredible animal.

Orangutan Facts

Orangutan Facts

  1. There are two species of orangutans. The Sumatran orangutan and the Bornean orangutan which live on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo respectively.
  2. The orangutan is a great ape along with gorillas chimpanzees and bonobos. This means they have large brains, gripping hands and forward facing eyes.
  3. Human beings are also great apes which means we share 96.4% of our genetic makeup with the orangutan.
  4. Orangutan’s arms stretch out longer than their bodies and have a span of up to 8 feet.
  5. Orangutan’s are extremely strong and this gives them the ability to hang upside down from tree branches for long periods of time so they can feed on fruit and leaves.