When Lesan, an orangutan in Borneo, needed rescuing years ago, it was hard to imagine what her future would look like. Today, she's thriving beyond anyone's wildest dreams.
In 2006, when she was just 3 years old, Lesan was dropped off at Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). The people at BOSF weren't sure exactly why she was so weak and alone. But they did know they could help her.
It took six whole years to get Lesan strong enough to go back into the forest on her own. But on April 23, 2012, when Lesan was 9 years old, she was ready. Rescuers put a tracking device in the nape of Lesan's neck and said goodbye as she bounded back into the forest.
Four years passed.