Rocky & Rickina need your help

About Rocky & Rickina

  • Sex: Female
  • Approximate Date of Birth: March 1, 2012
  • Arrival Date: Aug. 1, 2012
  • Care Centre: Orangutan Emergency Centre, Ketapang, West Kalimantan
  • Physical condition: Healthy and growing well

Adopt Rocky & Rickina

Your donation will provide care for their needs as well as all the infants at their care centre to ensure they continue to grow as healthy as possible before hopefully returning to the wild.

Rickina was rescued in late 2012 from a man who claimed that he had encountered a mother orangutan with her baby in the forest, and that the mother was so startled that she abandoned the baby and ran away. The man said he picked up the baby, and in doing so, apparently caused a gaping wound on her head with his machete. A mother orangutan will never leave her infant behind and will fight to the death to protect her baby from aggressors, so we know her story is extremely tragic and she bears the physical and mental scars of losing her mother.

Rocky was surrendered to the Ketapang Forestry Department and came into the centre shortly after Rickina. He was extremely malnourished, making him appear much younger than his actual age, and his carers were concerned about his health. He was being fed a diet of condensed milk, which leads to malnutrition, and affected his early development. He had little hair and his head looked far too big for his body. He was almost scared of fruit when he arrived, as he had never been fed this as part of his diet!

Quite surprisingly Rocky started to do very well after a short time in the centre, and more so when he was paired in the same cage as Rickina. After a short time the two infants bonded very closely. They are now the very best of friends and will grip onto each other closely during their days in jungle school.

Recently our TOP Ambassador, Zoe Foster Blake and husband Hamish Blake visited the care centre and fell head over heels for the charismatic pair, who played together at jungle school inseparably.

Your donation will provide care for their needs as well as all the infants at their care centre to ensure they continue to grow as healthy as possible before hopefully returning to the wild. Rocky and Rickina’s care includes 24-hour staff and veterinary care, food, enrichment and of course, forest school.

How she's grown

  • Oct 11, 2017

    Rocky is now living on Setrum Island at the IAR Rescue Centre in Ketapang. He is very active and adventurous and he plays with lots of different things he finds ...

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  • Apr 15, 2017

    Rocky has developed in leaps and bounds since his last update, and now stays out in the forest all the time. He is a very brave, curious orangutan, and has ...

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  • Oct 29, 2016

    Rocky is living on the island but he is still being brought back to the cages every night because he remains a bit daunted about being in the wild all ...

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Adoption packages for Rocky & Rickina

By adopting Rocky & Rickina today, you are helping fund our activities to protect her and her friends from the threats they face. You will receive regular updates on their progress as they are cared for in our facilities, with the hope of eventually returing to the jungle.

You can gift this to a loved one after you've made payment.

Monthly Adoption

$ 24.00 $

Monthly


This gives Rocky & Rickina:

Forest school training by a dedicated carer for your orphan
Food
Veterinary care
Medicine

You will receive:

Children's Activity Book

+
Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter

+
Information about the projects you'll be supporting

+
Your Orphan Biography

+
Adopted Orphan Cuddly Toy

+
Adopted Orphan Key Ring

+
Personalised eCertificate

+
Personalised A4 Gold-coloured Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing

Annual Adoption

$ 130.00 $

Yearly


This gives Rocky & Rickina:

Forest school training by a dedicated carer for your orphan
Food
Veterinary care
Medicine

You will receive:

Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter

+
Information about the projects you'll be supporting

+
Your Orphan Biography

+
Personalised eCertificate

One-off Adoption

$ 150.00 $

One-off


This gives Rocky & Rickina:

Forest school training by a dedicated carer for your orphan
Food
Veterinary care
Medicine

You will receive:

Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter

+
Information about the projects you'll be supporting

+
Your Orphan Biography

+
Personalised eCertificate

Deluxe One-off Adoption

$ 240.00 $

One-off


This gives Rocky & Rickina:

Forest school training by a dedicated carer for your orphan
Food
Veterinary care
Medicine

You will receive:

Children's Activity Book

+
Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter

+
Information about the projects you'll be supporting

+
Your Orphan Biography

+
Adopted Orphan Cuddly Toy

+
Adopted Orphan Key Ring

+
Personalised eCertificate

+
Personalised A4 Gold-coloured Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing


Depending on the adoption package you purchase you will receive
an adoption pack for yourself or your loved ones.

  • e-Adoption Pack

    • Personalised eCertificate
    • Your Orphan Biography
    • Information about the projects you'll be supporting
    • Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter
  • Physical Adoption Pack

    • Personalised A4 Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing.
    • Adopted Orphan Key Ring
    • Adopted Orphan Cuddly Toy
    • 10% discount voucher for all items in our online shop
    • Children Activity Book

    You can choose NOT to receive the physical pack to have more of your donation go towards the orphan.

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