Orangutan Outreach has set up an emergency Covid-19 relief fund to help the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) get through this difficult period.
4/20/2020 UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us reach $1000 within 24 hours! We have qualified for a matching donation from GoFundMe! We continue to appreciate donations of ANY amount - every bit truly helps!!
5/5/2020 UPDATE: We are continuing our fundraiser for one more day for #GivingTuesdayNow. We apprecaite any and all donations for the orangutans!
As we join together to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, we offer our sympathies to those of you who have already been affected by the virus.
We don't yet know if this virus could spread within the orangutan population in the rescue centers, but since they share approximately 97% of our DNA and are susceptible to the common cold, it's a very real and frightening possibility.
As a result of this situation, both BOSF centers have been closed to all non-essential personnel. BOSF continues to provide essential daily care for the 440+ orangutans living in the rescue centers, with limited exposure and special health protection measures in place for the animal carers.
Critical supplies of medicines, disinfectant, soap, face masks, gloves and other PPE, which are vital to control zoonotic disease transmission, are becoming harder to source, as is the huge quantity of food needed to feed the orangutans. And prices are rising as demand grows.
The orangutans being cared for at the BOSF rescue centers depend on us for everything... and they need your help.
In this unprecedented time, we know that many people are facing financial difficulties, but if you are able, the orangutans desperately need your help.
Please make a donation to help the BOS Foundation care for the orangutans during this crisis.
100% of donations made to the Covid-19 Fund will be sent to the BOS Foundation to care for the orangutans.