The Orangutan Appeal UK is a registered charity based in the south of England, dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of orangutans and the conservation of their habitat.

The Appeal strives to protect remaining wild populations of orangutans by providing support and funding for projects across Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo; and by raising awareness of the plight of this great ape across the globe. The Appeal is also authorised to work on behalf of the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre!

Nami Zorro News

Introducing Nami and Zorro

Coming soon! We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this summer with the introduction of two beautiful new babies to our adoption scheme

Elephant © Dr Sen Nathan

Elephant Translocation Operation

The Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) undertook this extremely dangerous month-long operation to move this small herd. For their own safety the elephants had to be sedated and chained to safely be loaded into crates. Click 'read more' to watch the video.

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Wildlife Rescue Unit Collaboration

Wru Oauk

Working together to achieve great results for the local wildlife and people of Sabah

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Veterinary Nurse


OAUK funds a dedicated local veterinary nurse named Ibritinah at Sepilok Rehabiliation Centre to care for the orangutans.

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Liaison Officer

Liaison Officer Jess 2

OAUK appoints a voluntary Liaison Officer at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre who is responsible for promoting awareness of the plight of the orangutans and raising vital funds for the Appeal.

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Charity E-Cards - Donate the cost of cards and stamps!

Holding Hands

Send charity e-cards and donate the equivalent cost of cards and stamps to Orangutan Appeal UK!

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Orangutan Toy Hand Puppet

Hand Puppet Final Thumb

Our beautiful orangutan hand puppet is wonderfully fun and interactive.

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