Little Topan was 8 months old when she was handed over to the BOS Foundation by local villagers who found her weak and alone by a river bank. She was taken to the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre.

The medical team were extremely concerned about Topan’s health, weighing only 1.5kgs and suffering severe dehydration and malnutrition, she had clearly only just been taken from the wild and her mother. Topan spent the first few days in intensive care but her strong will to survive meant that her condition thankfully improved.

She soon joined the other babies in the quarantined section of the Baby House, climbing in the indoor playground and interacting with the babysitters, although she often cried and needed a lot of love.

Nine months after her arrival, Topan is now a member of the Nursery Small Group in Forest School. Initially she avoided socialising with others and spent time on her own . However, she has slowly grown to become a friendly, brave climber and shows little hesitation when ascending tall trees or dangling from high branches in Forest School.  For a little orangutan, she has a big brave spirit.

Topan is one of the stars on the new documentary series “Orangutan Jungle School” available on Stan.


How my Adoption Can Help

Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres

Rehabilitation centres are set up to accommodate confiscated or donated pet orangutans. The aim is to guide and teach apes to return to their habitat. Many orangutans have already been successfully returned and released back in the wild.
Safety in our Rehabilitation Centres

Dedicated Nannies

Orangutan infants stay with their mother until they are about 6 or 7 years old. The mother teaches them everything about survival in the forest. Orphan orangutans in our care have dedicated nannies who give them the love and teach them important skills to be a wild orangutan.
Dedicated Nannies

Critical Vet Care

Unfortunately, Orangutans will come to us critically ill or malnourished. They may also need care from time to time as they grow up and go through Forest School. Our dedicated veterinary team are on hand at both of our rehabilitation centres.
Critical Vet Care

Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild

When an orangutan has completed their Forest School training, we assess if they are ready to be released back into the wild. Our overriding goal is to reintroduce orangutans back to secure natural habitat. We can only do this with your support.
Reintroduction or Translocation into the Wild

Why Adopt a Baby Orangutan?

Your adoption gift will be used in general support of our rescue and rehabilitation efforts, including medicine, food, equipment, rescue operations, cages and hundreds of other things necessary for the ongoing care of these fabulous animals.

There is no limit to the number of people who can adopt our babies.

Your Adoptions Includes:

A Certificate of Adoption
Information on Your Baby
Half Yearly Updates
A Small Gift