Mother Nature’s Essentials Adopts Gito & Monti, Orangutans in Indonesia

The plight of the orangutan in Indonesia has reached a critical stage, with the survival of the species under serious threat. Animals are suffering and dying because of the systematic destruction of the rainforest, primarily for palm oil production, particularly in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

Mother Nature’s Essentials adopted 2 of the many that need our help.

Mother Nature’s Essentials Supports TreeFolks

To assist in the devastated Blanco River floods, Mother Nature’s Essentials is suporting TreeFolks. TreeFolks is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, TreeFolks volunteers and staff have planted over 2 million trees in Central Texas at schools, parks, in medians, right of ways, community gardens, greenbelts. TreeFolks also works to restore forests in the urban-wildland interface after natural disasters such as the devastating Blanco River floods of 2015 and forest fires of 2011 in Bastrop County. TreeFolks impact preserves our Central Texas quality of life by cooling the air, cleaning precious water, sheltering us from the hot Texas sun, and by providing a shaded sense of place that fosters a healthy, connected community. We invite you to join us in creating a healthier environment and enhancing the quality of life in Central Texas!

Adopter Update for Mother Nature’s Essentials

Gito is doing very well in pre-school and is growing up nicely. He is healthy, active and has got a great body-shape for an orangutan his age. This is undoubtedly helped by his fantastic appetite, Gito is not picky at all, he eats almost anything!

While at pre-school Gito likes to climb quite high and can often be seen swinging from tree to tree. When he is not playing or eating, you can be sure Gito is with his best friend Asoka. These two do almost everything together, they play together, climb together and eat together. As these pictures and the wonderful video below shows, they even use each other as a pillow and take a midday nap together.

It is likely that Gito and Asoka are inseparable due to their unfortunate circumstances. They were both separated from their mothers at a very young age and at this stage in their lives, both babies should still be clinging to their mothers.

Gito was introduced to Asoka back in January, this was the first time he had seen another orangutan since being taken from his mother. It is therefore unsurprising that the two babies seem to have formed such a strong bond and attachment to one another. It is highly likely that they cling and hold each other to try and gain the comfort and reassurance they would have gotten from their mothers.

Our babysitters also provide this role for some of our orangutans and provide round-the-clock care to replace the love of their lost mothers. If you can, please consider purchasing the virtual gift of ‘Motherly Love’ which will go towards the constant care of Gito and the other orangutans in our care.

Vitamin E is Delicious

There are numerous ways to get Vitamin E into your body simply by eating! Nice! On the next run to the grocery store, pick up a bag of sunflower seeds or almonds. A 1- ounce handful has about 49% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA*) of Vitamin E.

Do you need to be better about eating your greens? Grab some kiwis, fresh spinach and a couple of avocados. Half an avocado has about 2.08mg of Vitamin E. The RDA is 15mg. Next time you make a bowl of guacamol-E, you’ve got your Vitamin E covered for the day and you’ll be dipping healthy! Grill or bake some Salmon steaks. They’re packed full of Vitamin E, and offer around 35% of the RDA.   

There is another great way to get the daily RDA of essential Vitamin E. Reap the wonderful benefits of Mother Nature’s Essential Vitamin E oil. Gently massage it into your skin, pat some delicately around the corner of your eyes before bedtime. Add it to your favorite moisturizer, put 3 drops in your morning OJ, refreshing beverage at lunch or a glass of water. And swirl a few drops in your morning yogurt or oven-baked granola.