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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New Merchandise!

We are pleased to announce the addition of 3 lovely new items to our online shop, including a shopper, jute bag and apron. At under £20 they are perfect for gifting or an excuse to treat yourself!

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Retirement of our Founder

After 20 years of dedicated service Sue Sheward MBE, has taken the decision to retire from the board of trustees and her position of chairperson of the charity.



A new study has revealed that orangutans communicate with different 'accents' and 'slang'!

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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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Tiger Helicopter Translocation

Translocating orangutans who need more space into remote, wild reserves where they can live truly independent lives

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Clinic Equipment

Clinic Equipment

The clinic at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre provides 24-hour care to injured and sick orangutans and other wildlife.

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Orangutan Jute Shopper

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This jute bag is fun and eco-friendly!

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Orangutan Apron

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Make spending time in the kitchen fun with this colourful orangutan apron

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Orangutan Shoulder Bag

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Great for shopping, days out, or the beach!

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