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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£5 - Secret Santa Gift

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In order to receive your Secret Santa Certificate before Christmas please order no later than 21st December. We will email you a Secret Santa certificate, which you can give to your gift recipient to show how the donation made on their behalf could be used.

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Christmas Stocking

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In order to receive your Christmas Stocking Gift for the Orangutans before Christmas please order no later than 21st December.

On Christmas Day, the orphans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre are treated to Christmas stockings full of fruity treats and fun enrichment activities. If you purchase one of our Gifts for the Orangutans you will receive a certificate to show how your donation could help the orangutans at Sepilok.

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

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