Background Story

In June 2018, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation 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 decided to take her home. A mother orangutan will never abandon her baby, so it is likely the rescue team was not given the truth. During her captivity, the little orangutan was treated like a human baby; she was bathed and dressed in clothing. Fortunately, the baby did not sustain any injuries and was in good physical health. The medical team gave her a name as beautiful as she is: Monita.

Monita Today

Monita is cared for at the BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). She is steadily making her way through the levels of Forest School. Monita has made significant progress developing her skills, which we are thrilled to see. She has mastered climbing high into the canopy and foraging for natural foods, as well as effectively building sound nests. Monita is known for making brave choices – and some naughty choices as well! You can support this cutie’s journey with a symbolic adoption.

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