This past Thursday I was lucky to catch a program titled "The Orangutan Diary" on Animal Plant. This 2 hour documentary details the efforts of The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, the largest primate
rescue project in the world, with nearly 1000 orangutans in its care.
BOS is the only organization actively rescuing wild orangutans from
oil-palm plantations, as well as rehabilitating orphaned orangutans,
displaced as a result of the relentless devastation of their habitat to
clear land for palm oil production.
With their forest home disappearing at a terrifying rate, it’s
estimated that these magnificent animals will be extinct within 10
The BOS site allows you to support the organization via adoptions, donations, membership, and education. Cindy and I adopted Grendon (pictured above). He was featured in "The Orangutan Diary" where he captured our hearts while he was shown slowly progressing through his classes to rehibilitate him to the wild. There are a total of 4 Orangatan’s that are offered for adoption. I urge all of my friends and family to visit the site, learn about thier plight and consider support of BOS (adoption is only $113/year or $10/month).