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

  • Apr 06, 2022

    Mary has become stronger and healthier over the last six months and has also improved at Jungle School.

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  • Oct 02, 2021

    Mary has grown in strength and developed her forest skills further over the past six months. Jungle School had to be temporarily paused in July and August due to COVID-19 ...

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  • Apr 23, 2021

    After a long hiatus, Jungle School recommenced at our Bornean Orangutan Rescue Alliance (BORA) rescue centre in November 2020. The staff were concerned that the young orangutans may have lost ...

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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

£ 8.00 GBP

Monthly


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

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Information about the projects you'll be supporting

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Your Orphan Biography

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Personalised eCertificate

Annual Adoption

£ 100.00 GBP

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

£ 110.00 GBP

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

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Personalised A4 Green-coloured Adoption Certificate, perfect for framing

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Orphan updates available via our e-newsletter

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Information about the projects you'll be supporting

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Your Orphan Biography

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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

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