Mary needs your help

About Mary

  • Sex: Female
  • Approximate Date of Birth: July 1, 2017
  • Arrival Date: Feb. 1, 2019
  • Rehabilitation Centre: COP Borneo, East Kalimantan
  • Physical condition: Healthy

Adopt Mary

Mary was rescued by the COP Borneo team in February 2019 in Longgie, Berau, East Kalimantan. The villagers had kept Mary illegally since November 2018. They claim that they found her wandering alone near a main road so they felt pity for her and took her home. Mary was kept in a small wooden cage outside that was only 1.5m x 1m. She was only fed food that the family ate including rice, tempeh and fish.

Mary arrived at the COP Borneo Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre on 19 February and weighed only 6kg. She was estimated to be between one to two years of age and had 20 teeth. Mary showed behaviours of a wild orangutan since she had only been held captive for a few months. She was very agile and always keen to climb in her enclosure at the clinic during her quarantine period. Mary also showed nest building skills and used the branches and leaves given to her by the carers to build her own sleeping nests. 

Mary joined forest school after her quarantine period was finished. The other young orangutans showed a great interest in Mary and interacted with her immediately. Mary greatly enjoys forest school and the carers have a difficult time in coaxing her back to the cage to sleep in overnight. Mary also has a good appetite and enjoys the variety of fruits and vegetables at COP Borneo with watermelon being one of her favourites.

How she's grown

  • Feb 02, 2024

    I’m so pleased to be able to wish you a Happy New Year and give you a little update on your adopted orangutan.

     

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  • Oct 21, 2023

    Mary is now nine years of age and has continued to develop her forest skills whilst at Jungle School.

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  • Apr 12, 2023

    Mary has developed her forest skills over the last few months during her Jungle School outings.

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Adoption packages for Mary

By adopting Mary 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

$ 15.00 AUD

Monthly


This gives Mary:

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

You will receive:

Personalised A4 Green-coloured Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing

+
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

Annual Adoption

$ 180.00 AUD

Yearly


This gives Mary:

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

Gift Adoption

$ 190.00 AUD

One-off


This gives Mary:

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

You will receive:

Option to send eCertificate directly to your loved one

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

+
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


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

  • e-Adoption Pack

    • Personalised adoption eCertificate
    • Your adopted orangutan's biography
    • Information about the projects you'll be supporting
    • Updates about your adopted infant at least twice yearly
  • Physical Adoption Pack

    • Personalised A4 Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing!
    • Adopted orangutan key ring
    • Adopted orangutan cuddly toy
    • Children's activity book

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


    You'll still get

    • Personalised adoption eCertificate
    • Your adopted orangutan's biography
    • Information about the projects you'll be supporting
    • Updates about your adopted infant at least twice yearly

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