Orangutan Project


TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects.  They also provide habitat protection through its own programs to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia.

TOP’s philosophy is to work flexibly and tailor what is necessary to get the job done for orangutan conservation and welfare, with TOP’s organisations needs always subservient to the best outcome for orangutans.

The projects funded by TOP not only include direct orangutan conservation, such as orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs, but also forest habitat protection and regeneration, education, research and local community partnerships.  Tying funding to direct outcomes for the species has enabled TOP to partner with the majoirty of orangutan conservation projects operation on the group today in Borneo and Sumatra.


Colour Me Bronze sponsors two Orangutans in Borneo… Cece and Gokong… we send monthly donations for these these two gorgeous Orangutans to help with their rehabilitation process.

The Orangutan Project - Cece
The Orangutan Project - Cece
The Orangutan Project - Cece


Meet “Cece”…

Sex: Female

Approximate Date Birth: April 26, 2011

Arrival Date: Feb 8, 2015

Care Centre: Batu Mbelin Quarantine Centre

Physical Condition: Healthy


Cece was confiscated from the Hill Park theme park in Medan, North Sumatra in February 2015.  Reports were received from the public about the existence of orangutans at Hill Park.  After an investigation, the manager of the park agreed to hand Cece into government authorities.  She was being housed in a small cage.  Cece was taken immediately to the Quarantine Centre run by the Sumatran Orangutan Convervation Programme (SOCP) in Medan to receive treatment and proper care.

Cece weighed 15kg, was in a healthy and stable condition when she arrived at the SOCP Quarantine Centre.  After receiving health checks from the veterinary team, Cece was introduced to the infant group.  Although Cece was a bit shy when she first arrived at Quarantine, she quickly settled into the infant group and became the dominant orangutan.

Cece was then introduced to the larger social group.  However, she was very nervous and had difficulty getting enough food, so she was returned to the infant house and is the oldest member.  Cece’s closest companion is Bobina, and the two small orangutans can always be seen “competing” with each other for attention.  Cece loves to try to build nests with dried leaves, and is almost always playing with her friends.  Cece is an absolutely beautiful orangutan with long, dark hair and a Mohawk hairstyle.


Meet “Gokong”…

Sex: Male

Approximate Date Birth: February 2012

Arrival Date: 19 February 2013

Care Centre: Batu Mbelin Quarantine Centre

Physical Condition: Healthy


Confiscated from the home of an Indonesian palm oil plantation worker, he was weak, suffering from malnutrition and is severely underweight. He has been snatched from his mother, witnessed her brutal torture, and was bought for AU$10.40 from the fisherman who stole him from his wild home.

Fisherman came across this opportunity to snatch this little baby from his mother and sell him to an employee working for PT Socfindo for a quick buck; highlights the desperate situation Orangutans face in their fight from extinction.

Tripa where Gokong Puntung, was confiscated is part of the world famous Leuser Ecosystem. This precious and unique biodiversity hotspot contains over 80% of the worlds remaining wild Sumatran Orangutans and is the last place on Earth where the Sumatran tiger, orangutan, rhino and elephant co-exist. His once-thin body is starting to fill out and he was learning to climb! The Care Center team have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome.

The Orangutan Project - Gokong
The Orangutan Project - Gokong