Our Journey of Orangutan Conservation

About Blossom's Animal Sanctuary

Discover the heartwarming story behind Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary, and join us in championing the cause for orangutan welfare and conservation.

About Us

About Us

Founding and Early Days

Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary was founded in 2005 by Jane and Peter, a couple who had a passion for orangutans and their welfare. They had previously worked in the field of conservation, but were appalled by the increasing threats facing orangutans in the wild. They decided to take action and create a safe haven for orangutans who were victims of deforestation, habitat loss, and the illegal wildlife trade.

Initially, the sanctuary was a modest operation, with just a few rescued orangutans living in basic enclosures. However, with the help of volunteers and supporters, the sanctuary grew over the years. In 2010, a large tract of land was donated to the sanctuary, allowing for the construction of spacious enclosures and facilities for the orangutans.

Blossom Today: Leading the Charge in Orangutan Rescue

Today, Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary is a leading organization in orangutan rescue and rehabilitation. They have rescued and rehabilitated over 100 orangutans, many of whom have been successfully released back into the wild. The sanctuary also provides lifelong care for orangutans who are unable to be released, ensuring that they live in a safe and comfortable environment for the rest of their lives.

Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary continues to work tirelessly to protect orangutans and their habitat. They collaborate with local communities and government agencies to promote sustainable development and conservation practices, and are actively involved in education and outreach programs to raise awareness about orangutan conservation.

Our Team Members

Jane is Blossoms Founder and Director


Founder & Director

Jane has been working in conservation for over 20 years, with a special focus on orangutan welfare. She founded Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary with her husband Peter in 2005, and has been instrumental in the rescue and rehabilitation of countless orangutans. Jane is dedicated to the cause and works tirelessly to ensure that the sanctuary provides the best care for all its residents.

Peter is Blossoms Co-founder and Operations Manager


Co-founder & Ops Manager

Peter is the co-founder of Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary and has been involved in the care of orangutans for over a decade. As Operations Manager, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the sanctuary, including the care of the orangutans, facilities management, and volunteer coordination. Peter is passionate about the sanctuary’s mission and works hard to ensure that it continues to grow and make a positive impact on orangutan conservation.

Amanda is Blossom's Head Veterinarian


Head Veterinarian

Amanda is an experienced veterinarian with a passion for wildlife medicine. She has been with Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary for 5 years and oversees the health and well-being of all the orangutans at the sanctuary. Amanda is also involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of orangutans in the field, and is committed to advancing the science of orangutan care.



Membership Manager

Since joining the sanctuary in 2008, Moira has been instrumental in fostering a strong sense of community among its supporters. Her genuine passion for orangutan welfare shines through as she coordinates initiatives that have significantly contributed to the sanctuary’s mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing orangutans. Moira’s efforts ensure these majestic creatures are granted a second chance at life in the wild.

Tom is Blossoms Lead Caregiver


Lead Caregiver

Tom has been a caregiver at Blossom’s Animal Sanctuary for 8 years and is responsible for the daily care of the orangutans. He has a deep understanding of orangutan behavior and is skilled in providing the necessary enrichment and stimulation to keep the orangutans healthy and happy. Tom is passionate about his work and takes great pride in the progress made by each orangutan in his care.

Sophia is Blossoms Education and Outreach Coordinator


Education & Outreach Coordinator

Sophia is responsible for organizing educational and outreach programs for the sanctuary. She develops curriculum for schools and universities, leads tours for visitors, and helps coordinate events and fundraising initiatives. Sophia is committed to raising awareness about the plight of orangutans and inspiring others to take action to protect them.