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Adopt Kea The Sumatran orangutan

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What's included?

1

Cuddly Toy

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose a Durrell cap at checkout.

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Adopter Group

Join a thriving comunity... who share in your passion for your new best animal buddy, Kea. With our acclaimed, and exclusive, Facebook animal adoptions group, you can keep in regular touch with the latest goings on in Kea's life. Also - little bonus! - through the group, we'll also connect you with each and every animal you can adopt with Durrell! Nurture your wild side... and discover fascinating facts to become more closer to their daily lives than ever before.

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Photo

The best way to stay in contact... with your new adopted family member Kea is simply to visit her, here at Jersey Zoo. But, like faraway family members, sometimes that's just not possible. Keep Kea in your thoughts with a high quality, exclusive portrait photo, included in your adoption pack.

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Certificate

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Kea will receive the very best care here at Jersey Zoo.Sound good? There's more: Your money is also supporting incredibly effective work to protect some of the most threatened animals in the world from extinction. We think that’s worth shouting about. Go you!

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Keeper Letter

Included in your adoption pack is a very special letter, to you, from a mutual friend who knows Kea best - her keeper.Discover her vibrant personality, what makes her ‘tick’, and what your kind adoption is doing to help us give Kea the best possible care.

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Factsheet

Adopting Kea is the perfect gift for any budding animal lover!Our included fact sheet is a stepping stone to a world of discovery of this wonderful species. Uncover fascinating facts about Kea and her wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

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Bookmark, sticker &...

By adopting Kea, you're already doing so much to help her species.As an extra little 'thank you', we'll add a few goodies to your adoption pack - a Durrell Animal Adoptions bookmark and Durrell sticker. We'll also share some wallpapers with you, so you can be reminded of your new best friend Kea each time you use your mobile device or computer!

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Magazines

We're delighted you're with us... we've got so much we want to share with you!With your adoption, you will receive two editions of Durrell's 'Wild Life’ magazine. The first magazine will be sent straight away, the second by email in either Spring or Autumn.

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Birthday Message

A birthday's always better when it's full of surprises! So... we won't give too much away right now. But you can be sure we'll help you to celebrate your new best friend Kea's special day, in a very special way.

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Upgrades

Choose from Bronze, Silver or Gold upgrades to receive extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets, your name on our website, and a private tour to meet your adopted animal and their keeper! How about that!

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1 Cuddly Toy Open

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose a Durrell cap at checkout.

2 Adopter Group Open

Join a thriving comunity... who share in your passion for your new best animal buddy, Kea. With our acclaimed, and exclusive, Facebook animal adoptions group, you can keep in regular touch with the latest goings on in Kea's life. Also - little bonus! - through the group, we'll also connect you with each and every animal you can adopt with Durrell! Nurture your wild side... and discover fascinating facts to become more closer to their daily lives than ever before.

3 Photo Open

The best way to stay in contact... with your new adopted family member Kea is simply to visit her, here at Jersey Zoo. But, like faraway family members, sometimes that's just not possible. Keep Kea in your thoughts with a high quality, exclusive portrait photo, included in your adoption pack.

4 Certificate Open

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Kea will receive the very best care here at Jersey Zoo.Sound good? There's more: Your money is also supporting incredibly effective work to protect some of the most threatened animals in the world from extinction. We think that’s worth shouting about. Go you!

5 Keeper Letter Open

Included in your adoption pack is a very special letter, to you, from a mutual friend who knows Kea best - her keeper.Discover her vibrant personality, what makes her ‘tick’, and what your kind adoption is doing to help us give Kea the best possible care.

6 Factsheet Open

Adopting Kea is the perfect gift for any budding animal lover!Our included fact sheet is a stepping stone to a world of discovery of this wonderful species. Uncover fascinating facts about Kea and her wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

7 Bookmark, sticker &... Open

By adopting Kea, you're already doing so much to help her species.As an extra little 'thank you', we'll add a few goodies to your adoption pack - a Durrell Animal Adoptions bookmark and Durrell sticker. We'll also share some wallpapers with you, so you can be reminded of your new best friend Kea each time you use your mobile device or computer!

8 Magazines Open

We're delighted you're with us... we've got so much we want to share with you!With your adoption, you will receive two editions of Durrell's 'Wild Life’ magazine. The first magazine will be sent straight away, the second by email in either Spring or Autumn.

9 Birthday Message Open

A birthday's always better when it's full of surprises! So... we won't give too much away right now. But you can be sure we'll help you to celebrate your new best friend Kea's special day, in a very special way.

10 * Upgrades Open

Choose from Bronze, Silver or Gold upgrades to receive extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets, your name on our website, and a private tour to meet your adopted animal and their keeper! How about that!

Compare packages

Kea’s story…

She’s a miracle…

in fact, her name ‘Keajaiban’ is Indonesian for that very thing! Born to a mum who we were told would never have a child, ‘Kea’ came into the world thanks to the kindness and skill of a human doctor.

sumatran orangutan adoption profile

She’s a ‘born star’…

her birth was caught on camera, and she went on to star in the BBC documentary ‘Refugees of the Lost Rainforest’. Since then, thousands of visitors have flocked to catch a glimpse of our young ‘leading lady’.

baby orangutan

How Durrell helps Sumatran orangutans

Durrell has kept Sumatran orangutans since 1968 and between 1963 to 1990, also bred the Bornean species. Over the years, 7 valuable babies have been born here and some are now at other zoos continuing to make a valuable contribution to the breeding programme for their Critically Endangered species.

In 1997 Durrell keeper Ian Singleton left his job and beloved animals, to boldly go where no PhD student had gone before, and study these secretive apes in what was left of their natural habitat. Intrepid Ian spent 2 years working in the incredibly inhospitable swampland habitat of northern Sumatra, where the ability to swing through the trees would have made life a whole lot easier!

Our orangutan family act as a vital genetic reserve, a global 'safety net' population, as well as powerful awareness raisers for those people who may never see them in the wild. You can have a huge impact upon their survival by not buying tropical hardwood products and products containing palm oil.

About Durrell

'Durrell' is an international charity dedicated to 'Saving Species From Extinction'. Founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, we've been saving some of the world's most endangered animals for over half a century. Through our Wildlife Park in Jersey, conservation academies in Mauritius and Jersey, and 45 field projects worldwide, our unique approach tackles conservation from all angles.

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