Rahayu needs your help

About Rahayu

  • Sex: Female
  • Approximate Date of Birth: June 1, 2010
  • Arrival Date: April 1, 2011
  • Rehabilitation Centre: Orangutan Emergency Centre, Ketapang, West Kalimantan
  • Physical condition: Healthy

Adopt Rahayu

When Rahayu the baby orangutan arrived in April 2011, she was in a very serious condition. She had the worst type of malaria and this had affected her neurological system. During the first week the vets were very worried about her. Thanks to round-the-clock care and appropriate treatment she finally recovered from the malaria.

When Rahayu the baby orangutan arrived in April 2011, she was in a very serious condition. She had the worst type of malaria and this had affected her neurological system. During the first week the vets were very worried about her. She didn't show any visual reflex and she was also having convulsions. Thanks to round-the-clock care and appropriate treatment she finally recovered from the malaria. She started to eat and improve by the day, but sadly there was no certainty that she would recover from her blindness.

However, in the months that followed Rahayu’s condition improved rapidly. She developed a healthy appetite and gained weight steadily. She doesn't like milk but drinks water, Oralit and carrot juices which she loves.

As her brain was affected by the malaria she has been treated with lots of vitamins and a lot of carrot juices. Also, her eyes are visibly brighter and she has recovered the pupil reflex. She is very active as well: she can climb trees better than other orangutans and she plays happily with them too, particularly Sindi who is probably her best friend. Sindi is always protecting Rahayu and defending her from Puyol who is always trying to bite her!

As for her blindness, the vets think that undoubtedly she can see as she shows great skill climbing the trees and she can recognise parts of the trees as the leaves and parts as the trunks. When the baby keepers put food in the trees, she is able to climb up to get it which is clear proof that Rahayu is able to see. So we can assume that Rahayu's case is one of the happiest that we have dealt with, and we are really thrilled at her amazing progress!

How she's grown

  • Oct 10, 2017

    In exciting news, Rahayu has now moved to Setrum Island at the IAR Rescue Centre in West Kalimantan due to her excellent forest skills and independent nature.

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  • Apr 15, 2017

    Rahayu has completely recovered from her previous health issues, and is living in the IAR rescue centre forest. Always a solitary, independent orangutan who never sought out contact with other ...

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  • Oct 29, 2016

    Rahayu has completely recovered from the respiratory issues she had during the fires of 2015. However, to be sure, and to ensure that all of the orangutans are healthy, annual ...

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Adoption packages for Rahayu

By adopting Rahayu today, you are helping fund our activities to protect him and his 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

$ 12.00 $

Monthly


This gives Rahayu:

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

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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

Deluxe One-off Adoption

$ 120.00 $

One-off


This gives Rahayu:

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

One-off Adoption

$ 75.00 $

One-off


This gives Rahayu:

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

Annual Adoption

$ 65.00 $

Yearly


This gives Rahayu:

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


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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