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!

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Happy Easter!

You're not the only one who got an Easter egg this year! The orangutans at Sepilok are having fun celebrating Easter.

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World Wildlife Day 2022

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, this includes the orangutan.

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Wildlife Rescue Unit Collaboration

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

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Local Staff for Orangutan Rehabilitation and Re-introduction

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We employ 8 dedicated staff members, recruited from the local community in 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

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We appoint a voluntary Liaison Officer at Sepilok who is responsible for promoting awareness of the plight of the orangutans and raising vital funds.

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Mother's Day Bouquet

Mother's Day Bouquet

Our 'Mother's Day Bouquet' is a unique way to surprise your mum as well as the mums at Sepilok.

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Baby Orangutan Print by Angela Hale

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Beautiful print of a baby orangutan from an original painting by Angela Hale

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2022 Calendar - Less Than Half Price!

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LESS THAN HALF PRICE! Our stunning 2022 calendar featuring many of your favourite faces from Sepilok.

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