The word orangutan comes from the Malay words “Orang” (meaning: person) and “Hutan” (meaning: of the forest). The word Orangutan translates to “person of the forest.”
Although exact population counts are difficult to ascertain, the scientific community generally agrees that there are somewhere between 55,000 and 65,000 wild orangutans left.
The Orangutan Conservancy is proud to announce our new and improved Wild Adoption Program. This adoption program is in partnership with the Orangutan Kutai Project (OKC) and the Kutai National Park Authority to help support and bring awareness to wild orangutans’ conservation.
Five great apes exist on earth today, two of them are on the brink of extinction, two are decreasing rapidly in population, and one is the most abundant primate species on earth.