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OFI Australia  Our mission is to support & continue the orangutan & forest conservation efforts initiated by Dr Birute Mary Galdikas & OFI in Kalimantan, Borneo.

We can't thank you enough for voting for us for an Australian Ethical Community Grant!!!! With your help they have awarded us $15,000 for our ongoing Orangutan Legacy Forest Reforestation Project. Yippee!!!!
Each year Australian Ethical gives 10% of their yearly profits to charitable organisations and social impact initiatives making a difference. Now that's a great super company!

We have to hang on to their habitat.
You can help save the Orangutan's Habitat. Head to our website for some great information. The link is in our Bio.

Today a team of our great supporters walked the Bridge to Brisbane. $18,000 was raised! Such an awesome effort. #bridgetobrisbane @isabellayoung @caracarter__ @therealsophiecarter @judymarshall13

Did you know? In orangutans the ligament, ligamentum teres, that binds the top of the femur to the pelvis in humans is much modified. Thus, orangutans can easily do yoga-like poses – like putting their legs behind their heads – that in humans are restricted to the most accomplished yoga practitioners or professional acrobats and circus performers.

Love our photos? We have some great wallpapers sized for mobile phones, tablets and desktop/lapptop computers. They are free and as a thank you to all our followers and supports whom without, we would be unable to continue our work! Click on the link in our bio to get them.

Today, August 19th is World Orangutan Day.
For many of you, EVERY DAY is ORANGUTAN DAY but this one dedicated day helps to focus special attention on orangutans by encouraging people to get involved by supporting groups and organizations that are working to protect and save orangutans and their rainforest homes.
Please SPREAD AWARENESS by sharing your passion! Orangutans are a most unique and important species. Help others to appreciate why you are so passionate about saving them so they, too, will develop a heartfelt appreciation and be moved to action to ensure orangutans will never disappear from the Earth. Post pictures, fun facts, and information and be sure to use #OrangutanDay
To celebrate this special day help our orangutan friends visit our website by going to the link in our Bio where you can get more information about the challenges they face or maybe foster an Orangutan.

Through touch, sight and smell, orangutans like little Doris learn more about the environment that will one day be home during their daily release at infant's Forest School. | Image credit: @ofi_australia | If you would like your photo's featured by us please tag your images with #ofi_australia and we will credit you! πŸ’
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πŸ’ OFIA Founder: Kobe Steele πŸ’Œ kobe@ofiaustralia.com | OFIA Patron and Ambassador: @drbirute @orangutanfoundationintl | OFIA Volunteers: Clare @clarelh89 | www.orangutanfoundation.org.au πŸ’
#orangutan #orphan #rescue #rehabilitate #release #BornToBeWild #Borneo #Indonesia #CampLeakey #orangutans #savetheorangutans #sayNOtopalmoil #palmoil #deforestation #destruction #rainforest #instagood #photooftheday #environment #nature #instanature #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangered #wildlife #orangutanfoundationintl #ofi #drbirute #ofi_australia #ofia #FosterAnOrangutanToday

For less that the cost of one coffee per week you could foster an Orangutan that is under the care of OFI in Borneo. The Foster Program is critical to ensure there is funding to provide the care that is required over many years with the aim to rehabilitate and release. Click on the link in our bio to check out the Orangutans up for foster.

Wishing the amazing OFI Australia City2Surf team the best of luck today πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈThank you to everyone who has already donated, for anyone still wishing to donate link is in our bio, every cent will help get the team up heartbreak hill #city2surf #sunheraldcity2surf | If you would like your photo's featured by us please tag your images with #ofi_australia and we will credit you! πŸ’
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πŸ’ OFIA Founder: Kobe Steele πŸ’Œ kobe@ofiaustralia.com | OFIA Patron and Ambassador: @drbirute @orangutanfoundationintl | OFIA Volunteers: Clare @clarelh89 | www.orangutanfoundation.org.au πŸ’
#orangutan #orphan #rescue #rehabilitate #release #BornToBeWild #Borneo #Indonesia #orangutans #savetheorangutans #sayNOtopalmoil #palmoil #deforestation #destruction #rainforest #instagood #photooftheday #environment #nature #instanature #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangered #wildlife #orangutanfoundationintl #drbirute #ofi_australia #ofia #FosterAnOrangutanToday

It takes many years of dedicated care to enable orphaned or displaced orangutans to be
released back into the wild. There are over 300 Orangutans at the OFI Care Centre and
Quarantine and all these wonderful creatures need all the help they can get from us to
ensure their habitat is not destroyed but instead restored. You can help! Click on the link below if you would like to find out more.
https://orangutanfoundation.org.au/our-work/the-orangutan-legacy-forest/ . . . . . . .
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OFIA Founder: Kobe Steele πŸ’Œ kobe@ofiaustralia.com | OFIA Patron and Ambassador: @drbirute @orangutanfoundationintl
#orangutans #nature #release #borntobewild #borneo #indonesia #campleakey #savetheorangutans #sayNOtopalmoil #picoftheday #instagood #photooftheday #orangutanfoundationinternational #ofi #ofia #drbirute #ofi_australia #instanature #endangeredspecies #wildlife #palmoil #FosterAnOrangutanToday #deforestation

Although he may be one of the smaller infants in OFI's baby nursery, Kuba has made a name for himself. His vigour and acrobatics are his hallmarks. β€œActive" is how his caregiver describes him!
Kuba arrived at the OFI Care Centre in the summer of 2017. A Forestry Department Officer brought him in. According to the story, he was β€œfound” by fishermen seven months earlier, and had been taken to the village near a palm oil plantation. Whether this story is true or not, we don’t know but it is suspicious that the orphan orangutan was confiscated from a village near a palm oil plantation as palm oil plantations are often where orangutans are killed as agricultural pests.
It is likely that Kuba was forcibly removed from his mother after she was killed. After he was captured Kuba was kept as a pet, surviving on a diet of mainly rice, noodles and vegetables. Water and milk were given to him regularly, and thankfully, he arrived at OFI’s Care Centre robust.
Little Kuba is OFI's Orangutan of the Month. | Image credit: @ofi_australia | If you would like your photo's featured by us please tag your images with #ofi_australia and we will credit you! πŸ’
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πŸ’ OFIA Founder: Kobe Steele πŸ’Œ kobe@ofiaustralia.com | OFIA Patron and Ambassador: @drbirute @orangutanfoundationintl | OFIA Volunteers: Clare @clarelh89 | www.orangutanfoundation.org.au πŸ’
#orangutan #orphan #rescue #rehabilitate #release #BornToBeWild #Borneo #Indonesia #CampLeakey #orangutans #savetheorangutans #sayNOtopalmoil #palmoil #deforestation #destruction #rainforest #instagood #photooftheday #environment #nature #instanature #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangered #wildlife #orangutanfoundationintl #ofi #drbirute #ofi_australia #ofia #FosterAnOrangutanToday

New @saepiobodycare Shampoo and Conditioner arrived! Great palm oil and chemical free products. Also certified by @orangutanalliance. Checkout their great products and at the same time help save the orangutans habitat! .
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OFIA Founder: Kobe Steele πŸ’Œ kobe@ofiaustralia.com | OFIA Patron and Ambassador: @drbirute @orangutanfoundationintl
#orangutans #nature #release #borntobewild #borneo #indonesia #campleakey #savetheorangutans #sayNOtopalmoil #picoftheday #instagood #photooftheday #orangutanfoundationinternational #ofi #ofia #drbirute #ofi_australia #instanature #endangeredspecies #wildlife #palmoil #FosterAnOrangutanToday #deforestation

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