MEET TOPAN – A CHEEKY GIRL
Topan was rescued on October 13, 2017. She was confiscated from a local village by forestry authorities and brought to the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation's Nyaru Menteng facility. She arrived in a very weak state suffering from severe dehydration and malnutrition, and weighed only three and a half pounds. As is often the case, villagers claimed to have found Topan alone by a river bank. This is difficult to believe since a mother orangutan would never willingly abandon her infant. With excellent medical care in the BOS Foundation intensive care unit, Topan's condition improved, and she was soon able to join other babies in the BOS Baby House.
Topan is cared for at the BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). From the time she was in the Nursery Group, Topan gained a reputation as a brave, tough, and dominant individual. She has since made her way through the Forest School levels and has mastered many survival skills. Topan loves to climb and explore. The progression of her natural behaviors and skills keeps Topan advancing group to group ahead of her peers. We are so proud of Topan! A symbolic adoption will give this little prankster much support!