It’s Official: 5/6J you are parents to Monti our Orangutan we’ve adopted

At 2pm today Monday July 9th, 5/6J you have officially adopted the orangutan we’ve been wanting all year. Our orangutan’s name is Monti.



Rehabilitation Centre: Orangutan Emergency Centre, Ketapang, West Kalimantan
Arrival Date: November 2009
Approximate Date of Birth: September 2009
Sex: Female
Physical Condition: Healthy


Monti is one of the younger members of the center’s orangutan family. She arrived at the centre at the end of November 2009. It had taken our rescue team several days to track her down after forestry officers had alerted us to her existence.

We were told that Monti was being kept by a family in a remote rural location. When we found them they claimed that the tiny orangutan had been found alone in the jungle and they had taken her in: but in reality we know that an orangutan baby is never left alone by its mother and some one must have killed Monti’s mother to get to her.

At first Monti was so young that she needed round-the-clock care like a human baby: she drank lots of milk and slept a great deal. Eventually though she was ready to leave the side of her guardian, and join in the games of the other young orangutans. After weeks of watching her friends indulge in some real rough and tumble, finally Monti was big and strong enough to join in all the fun and games with the others.

She quickly developed into quite a fearless climber with a great sense of adventure. Monti is very sweet and inquisitive. She is also always eager to make friends with new volunteers when they are finding their feet at the centre. Monti is known for having the thickest and shiniest coat of the whole bunch. No wonder she’s always having her photo taken!



  One thought on “It’s Official: 5/6J you are parents to Monti our Orangutan we’ve adopted

  1. Ashlee =D
    July 9, 2012 at 5:40 am

    The Orangutan is so cute Mrs Joyce!!!

  2. Scott
    July 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    How does our donation help the Orangutan

  3. RILEY.F
    July 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

    when you say we are adopted parents it makes me feel proud that we have a Oranoutang adopted daughter.

    WAY TO GO MRS JOYCE!!! :):):):):)

  4. July 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    When we donated the money to help the orangutans what did they spend the money on ?

  5. Zoey
    July 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

    It sounds like Monti loves to climb trees and have alsorts of adventures just like me. I never wanted to go inside to play because all I wanted to do was climb up a tree.

  6. Zoey
    July 25, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Monti is so cute. Can we adopt another one?

  7. zannah
    July 27, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Well I think it’s cool to have Monti. Most cute i’ll say.

  8. riley atlee
    August 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

    She is so cute I wish we could have it in the classroom I could take it home and say she’s my sister and my mum would love a girl in the house and duke can have play mate what do you say can we take her to our classroom please please

  9. Bailey!:)
    August 14, 2012 at 1:15 am

    She is a cute little Orangutan I like being a parent it makes feel cheerfull,she looks very playfull,I want to be able to fell her.

  10. Zoey
    September 5, 2012 at 6:19 am

    When are we gonig to get more infomation on monti or even pictures?

  11. Rennae
    December 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Monti is so cute I want him.

  12. Ben
    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am

    We are so Lucky to be a parent to this beautiful endangered orangutan, He is so cute and fuzzy I just hope the zoo looks after him!!

  13. Heidie
    February 13, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Oh my gosh! Monti is so cute! I want him so badly I could hug him all day! We should celebrate Monti’s birthday in the classroom! It would be so much fun! Monti is so beautiful! I love orangutangs! Their eyes are sparkly and cute too! 🙂

  14. Amy
    April 22, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Monti sounds very interesting. How long has she been adopted? How old was she when you adpoted her?

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