A mother orangutan and her baby, who suffered senseless cruelty at the hands of humans, were recently rescued by Indonesian authorities from a local park.
On Saturday, Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of Aceh reportedly evacuated the pair of Sumatran orangutans from a park in the Bunga Tanjung Village in Subulussalam’s sub-district Sultan Daulat.
A zoo in Beijing is using traditional Chinese massages to treat an aging orangutan whose hind legs have weakened due to old age.
Named Pang Pang (“chubby” in Mandarin), the female orangutan reportedly suffers from illnesses which has affected her ability to walk, MailOnline reports.
Video released by International Animal Rescue (IAR) from 2013 shows the heartbreaking moment when an orangutan tries to protect its home from loggers in Indonesia.
In the footage, which was recorded and shared on Facebook by the non-profit organization in the Ketapang Regency on the island of Borneo, the animal can be seen walking across a cut-down tree and fighting off an excavator.
A wildlife group came to the rescue of a young orangutan who spent two years caged inside a small wooden box in Indonesia.
Kept shut inside the confines of a box measuring about 10 square feet, the four-year-old male orangutan named Kotap, was found to be in a very poor condition by the International Animal Rescue (IAR) and officials from the West Kalimantan forestry department.