In June 2018, the BOS Nyaru Menteng rescue team joined forces with local authorities to rescue a baby orangutan who was being held illegally in a small village. A man claimed to have found the baby stranded alone in a forested area near a palm-oil plantation and he had decided to take her home. During her captivity, she was treated like a human baby. She was bathed and dressed in clothing. To be clear, a mother orangutan will NEVER abandon her baby, so there is likely far more to this story than we were being told. Fortunately, the baby had not sustained any injuries and was in good physical health. The medical team gave her a name as beautiful as she is: Monita.

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